Evening Talk - 'What's in a Name?'

Wednesday 10 October, 7.30pm, Gifford Village Hall Sandra Goodswen will give a talk entitled ‘What’s in a Name’. She says “I love all plants, garden and wild, and I'm particularly interested in their old uses as well as their names. Their names often give information about the plant, their origins or who first named them - if you can read the clues!”

The Fungi of East Lothian - 2 Talk & Walk Events

The Autumn programme of talks starts on 12 September at 7.30pm in Gifford Village Hall. Nev Kilkenny, fungi expert based at Edinburgh Botanics and Ranger for Gifford Community Woodland Trust, will give a talk on ‘The Fungi of East Lothian’. Following this talk, there will be an opportunity to attend a ‘Fungi Foray’ on Saturday 22 September, 10am - 2pm. Tickets £20.00 available at the beginning of September from Beech & Birch shop on the Main Street in Gifford or directly through Nev at nev@fungi.co.uk School aged children welcome on the walk

Champion Trees & the Lost Gardens of Yester - East Lothian Archaeology Fortnight

East Lothian Council is organising a series of East Lothian events to mark East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight. One of particular interest to Gifford residents is a talk and two walks on the Champion Trees and Lost Gardens of Yester. This tells the story of the changing dynamics of the landscape, gardens and buildings of Yester, reflecting fashions from the 13th century onwards. Remnants of Yester's intriguing history can still be seen on the ground and interpreted, though most of its elaborate gardens have been lost. An hour of illustrated talks will be held in Gifford Village hall, featuring Stephanie Leith, East Lothian Council archaeologist, Kristina Taylor, garden

Flower Show Gallery now live!

Well sadly it's over for another year but it was a fabulous show with lots of amazing entries. Have a look at our 2018 Flower Show gallery and get inspired for next year......

Garvald Village Show - Saturday 25th August

Now that Gifford Flower Show is over, next up in the East Lothian show calendar is our neighbour Garvald's Village Show. Please support the show either by visiting or you can enter one or more of the show categories: Visit the show page on the Garvald Village website to find out all the details and there are links to all the categories you can enter. SHOW TIMETABLE Fri 24th August - Staging 7:00-9:00pm Sat 25th August: - Staging 8:00-10:00am - Doors open 2:00pm - Teas 2:15-3:30pm - Pet show 3:00pm - Raffle draw 3:30pm - Presentation of trophies 3.45pm - Sale of produce 4:00pm - Show closes 4:00pm

Gifford Flower Show Sneak Preview....

I don’t want to give too much away before the show officially opens but make sure you come along and see the beautiful exhibits in this year’s show.... loads to see, plus hand carved wood products to buy, free facepainting, Gifford Community Woodland and of course plants for sale! Saturday 18th August, 2pm - 8pm & Sunday 19th August, 9-4pm, Gifford Village Green.

Scarecrows at Gifford Flower Show

It’s a little early even for Gifford....  Scarecrows getting themselves ready for the flower show - you have until 9.45 this morning to get yours in place on the village green.

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