A happy ending for our exotic plants
Let’s start the week with some nice news! The exotic plants from the Easter Road/ Duke Street roundabout (now removed) have found a lovely home! They have all been taken and replanted by Edinburgh Zoo, and will enhance new animal enclosures.
“The flax are perfect for our wallaby walkthrough enclosure, and the cordyline will go into our redevelopment at Living Links, where we have capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkey”.
We (Leith Links Community Council and City of Edinburgh Council) were alerted to the plight of these plants by a local resident who hails originally from New Zealand and recognised the flax as a plant from his homeland. (He is happy to know it is now ‘back in Australasia’ with the wallabies.) We DID TRY to find the iconic plants a new home in Leith. Leith Primary School and Projekt 42 were both interested but had to step back, in the end, for various reasons. Thanks to all who helped!
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- Next Meeting of the Leith Links Community Council, 31 August 2020, 6:30pm by Zoom
- Next meeting of Leith Links Community Council, Monday 28th September, at 6:30pm, via Zoom.