Lady Kitty’s Garden
Lady Kitty’s Garden is an area between the Nungate Bridge and St Mary’s Church. It has a lawned area and an area used to play petanque, particularly by the Twinning Association when the town hosts visitors from our twinned town Aubigny-sur-Nere. In 2018, Blooming Haddington instigated a project to add a range of lavenders and nepetas to the garden, with a French theme (albeit the lavenders are all English varieties!). East Lothian Council cut and rotovated 150 metres of borders around the lawn. Blooming Haddington dug over the borders and added tonnes of compost (from local recycled waste) and planted approximately 500 plants. Lavender varieties planted are l’angustifolia, Hidcote and rosea.
In the summer of 2018, we worked with the Twinning Association who sourced and sponsored 50 ‘Auld Alliance’ irises for planting in the garden. Ceremonial planting took place in August by the mayor of Aubigny when she attended the Haddington 700 celebrations. The irises were developed in France.