Planting update.

A few weeks ago we planted some teensy winter-flowering shrubs near the grave of James McNab, as part of our “botanical” theme. He was an eminent personage at the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh “across the road” and, amongst other achievements, he had designed the former Winter Garden there. We weren’t expecting any action from those plants for a while, but this one just couldn’t wait! In flower already.

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Some photos taken around the site on a work party day. Click a photo to view a larger version. This opens in a new window.

Come and join us or just pop along for a chat. Work party days are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am, meeting at the main entrance (at the far end of Warriston Gardens from Inverleith Row) by our green shed or at the other end of the brick drive, through the cemetery gates. If you arrive later come look for us – we’re easy to find. If you can’t come along for whatever reason you can support the group via annual membership (life membership is also available). For more details, please send a message to the following email address; Thanks.

A couple of volunteers have been tending to the area around Sir James Young Simpson. And here are some of the tete-a-tete daffodils they planted, looking lovely in a little sunshine this morning…


More snowdrops!…


Sunnier versions of the view posted a few days ago…


More tete-a-tete daffodils, which we’d planted beside the hedge between the north path and the extension…


Some berries and some viburnum flowers. Separately!..



You’d be forgiven for thinking that the first two photos show a partly-buried headstone. They in fact show the deep imprint of a stone that, until very recently, had lain face-down in the earth for who knows how long. I have reversed the photos so that the inscription can be read more easily. The third photograph is of the actual stone, now propped against its pedestal.

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CWGC (Commonwealth War Graves Commission) Headstones and the Cross of Sacrifice.

A short video filmed on the day after Remembrance Sunday 2016. It features a few of the 100 Commonwealth War Graves headstones dotted around the cemetery as well as the Cross of Sacrifice. The wreath was laid by the Friends of Warriston Cemetery group.

Warriston cemetery accommodates the nearest Cross of Sacrifice to the Lady Haig Poppy factory which is situated on Warriston Road, Edinburgh.