About Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow
We have regular seasonal activities throughout the year, although being mostly concerned with planting, summer is the busiest time! In winter we make Hollyballs and wreaths in time for Christmas, and have stalls at the Advent Fayre. We have summer plants in the tubs and hanging baskets in time for the Marches, with our Plant Sale at the beginning of June.
Anyone can come along and help out with the activities. We would love to see new faces as well as the familiar faces.
What's been happening recently?
This was a great success with the local community popping in for tea and cakes and to view the various stalls. Follow this link to see photographs of the day, including the sunflower competition.
Making Holly Balls and Christmas Wreaths
Enthusiastic helpers got together at Clarendon to make beautiful holly balls and Christmas wreaths. These have been sold to boost Burgh Beautiful's funds.
Town Advent Fair at the Cross
Brave volunteers staffed the outside stall in order to sell raffle tickets and Christmas items to the public on what was a rather cold day. Those who drew the long straws, staffed the indoor stall. Thanks to all those who helped out and to those who came along on the day. This was another good fund-raiser for Burgh Beautiful.
Tree Planting at Triangle Wood near the Leisure Centre
On 1st December, Transition Linlithgow, Burgh Beautiful and members of the public got together in freezing conditions to plant over 400 trees. Although the path was frozen solid, the ground where the trees were to be planted was surprisingly soft.
Thanks to Roger Livermore for organising everyone and to the Woodland Trust and Alba Trees for the trees.
See the photograph on the right for Roger's cardboard sketched of the plan for the tree planting that was used on the day. Thank goodness it didn't rain or we wouldn't have known what we were supposed to be doing.