Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden and Palm House

Palm House was created by the artist Bobby Niven for our 2017 Commissions Programme.

Scotland’s smallest urban nature reserve is home to Bobby Niven’s Palm House, created for our 2017 Commissions Programme as a response to its surroundings. Accompanied by a hand-built mud oven, the project is conceived as a social sculpture – a space for production and exchange, inviting exploration, delight and wonder. We’ll have a pop up reading room as part of the offer this year, alongside activity from Rhubaba’s 2022 projects.

Discover more about the garden at the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Textile installation set against garden wall.
What happens to desire… Sequoia Barnes: Gateway, Johnston Terrage Wildlife Garden, Edinburgh Art Festival Commissions Programme 2021. Photo: Sally Jubb Photography.

Contact

Patrick Geddes Steps, Castle Wynd South, EH1 2PW

0131 226 6558

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Opening times

Thursdays - Sundays 12 noon - 5pm Quieter space

Exhibitions and events

3 events

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Nearest bus stop

Lawnmarket

Access

Please note that Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden has limited accessibility due to it only being accessible via steps. If you have any questions please get in touch with our team – 0131 226 6558.

Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden and Palm House

Patrick Geddes Steps, Castle Wynd South, EH1 2PW