Saughton Rose Garden

 Winter Garden

Edinburgh

In the glasshouse you can see the bust of Gandhi, a statue the Universal Mother (Sakthi)  and tropical plants.

The gardens are a tranquil place to sit and contemplate. With award winning Rose Gardens, paths, walled gardens and ornamental flowers, Bandstand, picnic area, statues and not forgetting the glass houses where the winter garden gives the area flowers all year round.

Saughton Gardens are a horticulturists dream.

Saughton Park Rose Gardens Entrance Edin
Saughton Park Rose Garden Glasshouse Edi

Saughton Rose Gardens

Not just rose gardens but all types of plants bushes trees flowers hedges and Topiary.

Saughton Park Gardens Edinburgh
Saughton Park Rose Garden Edinburgh

Saughton Park Bandstand

This Bandstand is the original which was restored in 2018. The bandstand is one of five that are left worldwide. The bandstand was made in the Lion Foundry in Kirkintilloch Scotland in 1909. It had to be removed from its oroginal position in the park in 1987 due to its condition. Now restored it has been returned to the park from where it first was used to give many local people hours a music. 

Saughton Park Bandstand Edinburgh

Saughton Park Sundial

The sundial in Saughton Gardens dates from the 17th century, and was restored in 1899. The inscriptions read;

 

Inscriptions : Around second step from ground:

BLESS | YE | THE | LORD | PRAISE | HIM | AND | MAGNIFY | HIM | FOR | EVER | O | YE | LIGHT | AND | DARKNESS

 

On the four sides of the base the inscription reads:

ALAS | HOW FLEETING | WHILE THOU | LOOKEST I FLY | GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS. 1899

MARK BUT | THE HOURS OF | SUNSHINE | GOD IS LIGHT

HOW QUICKLY | THE PLEASANT DAYS | HAVE PASSED AWAY | TO DIE IS TO LIVE

AS A SHADOW | SO DOTH LIFE | PASS | TAK TENT O TIME ERE TIME BE TINT

Saughton Park Gardens Sundial Edinburgh

Saughton Park Statues

 Mahatma Ghandi Bust

Inscription reads :  Mahatma Ghandi 1869-1948 Apostle of Non Violence  This Statue was unveiled by  His Excellency Inder Kumar Gujral  Prime Minister of India  in the presence of The Right Honourable Eric Milligan / Lord Provost of Edinburgh on 25 October 1997.

Mahatma Gandhi  Bust Saughton Park Glass

Saughton Park Statues

 The Goddess Sakthi 

The plaque in front of statue reads:

Presentation to the City of Edinburgh by Professor and Mrs N Rangabashyam goddess Sakthi or Ammam who may be regarded as the universal mother, and who in Hindu mythology is Parvathi, wife of lord Shiva

Universal Mother Statue Saughton Park.JP

Saughton Park Statues

'Dreamer of Peace'

Statue by Kaivalya Torpy inspired by Sri Chinmoy

Poet, Philosopher and Man of Peace.

Founder of the  'Oneness Home Peace Run' There is also a mile long track in the Meadows Edinburgh

Dreamer of Peace Statue Saughton Park.JP

Saughton Rose Gardens 

Picnic Area

Saughton Park Picnic Area.Edinburgh

Saughton Rose Gardens 

Simba Memorial Garden and Tree

Saughton Rose Gardens Simba memorial Gar

Saughton Park & Skateboarding Area

Saughton Park at one time had a 9 hole golf course, paddling pool and playing fields. In 1908 the Scottish National Exhibition was held in the park and in 1984 the Winter Garden was opened. In 2010 the largest outdoor skateboard park in Scotland was opened and later a children’s play area. There are also football pitches and a sports stadium with a running track. Don’t miss the shoe tree where the boarders hang their shoes for luck.

The Shoe Tree at the Skateboarders Park Saughton Edinburgh
The Skateboarders Park Saughton Edinburgh
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