Drumsheugh Gardens Upkeep Committee (DGUC) is responsible for management and maintenance of the Gardens to ensure they will remain a delightful and enjoyable environment, a prominent Edinburgh New Town Garden in one of the most sought after areas of the City. Owners of property who have entitlement to access private Gardens, pay an annual fee towards the upkeep of the Gardens as managed by a team of volunteers. 

 

 

A principal aim is to ensure that views of the Victorian terraced buildings, as seen from within the Gardens, should be respected as much as the views into the Gardens from these surrounding buildings  

The DGUC held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 15th April in The Bonham Hotel. A summary of the principal matters discussed (decisions made, DGUC membership changes) is provided on the News page. The DGUC welcomed Jacqueline Easson as our new Chair (limited to a 2-year period at Jacqueline's request).

 

 

During stormy weather, the very popular Ceanothus (California Lilac) lost its stability (January 2024) and failed. The fallen bush has been removed and options for its replacement are being considered. The Ceanothus in bloom (mid-May to June) was regularly photographed by tourists and neighbours alike, but had suffered from weakening previously...a condition from which it never recovered.