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Parks: Mortonhall Community Park

By City of Edinburgh Council

Mortonhall January 2015

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

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Background
Mortonhall Community Park, situated just off Frogston Road, is a small narrow park bounded on one side by the Trotters Estate woodland and on the other side by a privet hedge. Mortonhall Crematorium is located directly to the north of the park. It was designated as a park back in 2003 and around 15,000 natural bulbs were planted in the grass next to the woodland including daffodil and chionodoxa. These bring a welcome splash of colour to the park in the spring months and are a welcome site following a cold winter.
Wildlife
The woodland area has many varieties of trees including a number of Scotch pine. Bird boxes are sited on a number of the trees giving a welcome home to the large variety of birdlife in the area. The woodland area also encourages many other types of wildlife and insects which add to the biodiversity value of this site.
Visitor information
The walk from the park through the woodland area takes you past the Mortonhall Caravan and Camping site entrance and for gardening enthusiasts the Klondyke Garden Centre, which includes a café and toilets, is only a short walk away. Further up from the garden centre and sited next to the caravan park is the Stable Bar which dates back to the 1780’s. It is a popular haunt and still incorporates the original cobbled courtyard where you can enjoy a drink and a meal with a countryside backdrop.On bus route 11.
Facilities
Seating
Contact Details
Frogston Road East
EH17 8BW
0131 529 5151
southeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk