These small but popular gardens are located on the southern boundary of the Capital’s World Heritage Site and have seen many changes over the years. The Square is one of a collection of small popular garden areas within this side of the city, namely St Patrick Square Garden, Hill Square, Deaconess Garden and Bauks View. All of them are situated only a few minutes walk away.
In 2008 major refurbishment of the square took place. This involved the removal of the older cherry trees which bordered the site and which had almost reached the end of their lifespan; and the introduction of new railings, new pathways and new trees to replace the cherries.
Also, up-lighters were installed, to add character to the gardens in the dark evenings. New seating was installed; the monuments were given a clean up and the whole garden landscaped with both grass and natural bedding schemes. These are planted up with many different varieties and over 3000 spring bulbs which give a very welcome touch of colour to the spring months.
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Nicholson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BH