Here is the latest episode in the story of the cherry tree trefoil…

Elspeth Brown, the daughter of one of the Guides who planted the 400 cherry trees in 1935, joined us in April this year to help plant the replacement trees. Her mother took such pleasure in hearing about this, that Elspeth and her sisters, Morag and Sheila, decided to give her a cherry tree in the park for her 96th birthday. 
Elspeth and Sheila helped plant the tree yesterday, adding a small plaque with their mother’s name.

We sincerely thank them for this lovely idea, which gives pleasure all round! Thanks also to Ross and Scott of Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust, who helped with the organisation and the hard work.

The tree is a Prunus Shimidsu Sakura, which has large blossoms turning from pink to white. We look forward to seeing it flower next Spring!