The Lord and Lady Provost of Edinburgh Community Garden Party

Posted on Aug 29, 2016
The Lord and Lady Provost of Edinburgh Community Garden Party

LauristonGarden_soldierOn the 29th July this year I was asked to cover the Community Garden Party at Lauriston Castle, these are my sketches from a lovely evening in Edinburgh.

Bag pipes could be heard along with pops of champagne and laughter as I walked around the beautifully kept grounds which overlook the Firth of Forth and rolling hills of Fife in the distance.

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Marques shared the lawn with croquet players offering lessons to visitors, all of which were dressed to impress in summer dresses or military uniforms, plus of course the top hat and tails of the High Constables.LauristonGarden_Provost

Each year the Lord and Lady Provost hold this garden party to recognise and thank the many people who do good for the city of Edinburgh. Amongst those being highlighted were charities as well as youth, community and voluntary groups based in the capital.

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I think its great that this exists and hope it continues to do so. I know that a little recognition goes a long way.

All my sketches were drawn on site with a fine liner pen, watercolour set and water brush. 

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