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Vistors to our Peace Pavilion in the wildflower meadow

Our wildflower meadow is [probably] the biggest accessible wildflower meadow in the Lothians. When we opened our doors in support of Leuchie House, the national respite centre, to nearly 500 visitors for Scotland’s Garden Scheme over a glorious weekend in July the wildflower meadow was the “out-of-the-park” star. 10/10…3/10 for our not so amazing borders! Can’t win ’em all.

Papana Water runs between our meadow and our ancient woodland and along the route of the old pack road which had linked Whittingehame, Papple and Stonepath Towers. Wildchild Designs built our “Peace Pavilion” which has been a great comfort and shelter to ramblers, neighbours and school kids. Early visitors were the children and teachers from Stenton Primary School, followed by students and lecturers of Outdoor Learning from Queen Margaret University and, most recently, the Outdoor Learning Service team at East Lothian Council. And we’re always thrilled to see groups from the Botanic Society of Britain and Ireland and RSPB Scotland.