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SH May 28, 2013

Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre, located just outside Abriachan, has been selected to become a Beechgrove Community Garden in 2013. This means that, once the work is finished, the Centre will have fully accessible grounds with features like a Gaelic tree alphabet, extensive herb garden and a roundtable crafted from Caithness slate. It also means that the grounds – and our eco tutorial studio, set to open this autumn – will be available for community use when there are no courses running. The new building will be an ideal space for workshops and small performances, and the outdoor space suitable for picnics.

As this project has come about completely through fundraising efforts, volunteers are essential to make this community garden a reality. Any members of the community are invited to come along on weekends in June and July to lend a hand and participate in the many workshops offered free of charge. These workshops include Planting for Wildlife, dry stone building, local archaeology and tree identity.

Dates for the development weekends are 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 June and 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 July. Saturdays will run from 11-4 PM. Sundays will run between 10-1 PM. Please don’t worry if you can’t make the times above, we’d love to see you even if it was for the odd hour or so here and there. Or if you prefer to be involved in other ways, any skills in fundraising or access to garden tools and equipment would be of great use as well. Volunteer, filming and workshop dates can be found here.

The Moniack Mhor staff look forward to getting to know members of the community through this exciting project. For more information or to receive email updates about the garden, contact

A plan of the new garden layout can be found here

Wildlife Garden Talk with Don Davidson of Abriachan Gardens, 28th July at 4pm.


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