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Rebuilt Georgian Botanic Cottage in-line for award

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November 18 2015

Rebuilt Georgian Botanic Cottage in-line for award
A rebuilt Georgian cottage recently relocated within Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens is in-line for a Georgian Society award for the quality of its garden and landscaping ahead of its re-opening.

The Botanic Cottage was first built in 1765 to serve as a gateway to the original botanic gardens on Leith Walk and was transported stone by stone to the current site in Inverleith back in 2008 under the supervision of Simpson & Brown Architects.

Community engagement co-ordinator for the Botanic Cottage project, Sutherland Forsyth, said: “Irrespective of whether the cottage wins, it is a marvellous testament to the unique nature of this project that we've been nominated for a UK-wide award as we put the finishing touches to the building. It's a great boost for the many craftsmen who have worked to bring the cottage back to life.”

Once completed the relocated cottage will serve as a community centre with garden areas playing host to a range of classes for schools and other groups.
The forgotten cottage had been threatened by demolition until local camapigners discovered its significance
The forgotten cottage had been threatened by demolition until local camapigners discovered its significance

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