Simon Burns-Cox has recently made a memorial for Mr David Hutcheson which is to be installed at The GreenFerry Trust Garden in South Queensferry near Edinburgh in August 2020.
The purpose of The GreenFerry Trust is to conserve and improve the environment for the benefit of the public. The GreenFerry umbrella includes Hawthorn Bank Walled Garden, Cleanferry and Queensferry planting. Between November 2014 and September 2018, the present GreenFerry Trust was set up to develop Hawthorn Bank Walled Garden which was a derelict site owned by Edinburgh Council. The community elected to have a community garden, and money was raised and a construction company brought in.
OPENING OF THE GREENFERRY GARDEN
In August 2018, there was a ‘soft opening’ once the diggers and dumpers had left. Then there was a ‘Tea in the Garden’ event in September when the community was asked to bring plants from their garden that they no longer wanted. For the rest of that year and throughout 2019, more plants were donated and now the garden looks as if it’s been established for years.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH SHORELINE EXHIBITION
In March 2020, The GreenFerry Trust’s dear colleague and friend David Hutcheson died. He was a very active and supportive member of the Queensferry community. He established Cleanferry, organising litter pucks regularly throughout the town. He was involved with Christmas in Queensferry, St Margaret’s primary school, Queensferry planting as well as being on the GreenFerry committee practically from the start.
All the organisations that David was involved with wished to acknowledge his valuable contribution to the community with a plaque. Simon Burns-Cox was approached and agreed to carve David’s catch phrase “Love the land, lose the litter” onto a plaque which was set into the wall in the garden. This will be unveiled by his family at the end of August 2020.