The Scottish Snowdrop Festival takes place in February and this is the best month to see the cemetery's stunning shows of snowdrops. Visit us any time to see these much-loved heralds of spring! On Sunday 16 February, from 1pm to 3pm, volunteers from the Friends of Newington Cemetery will be on hand to show visitors the best spots to view our splendid array of spring flowers and to answer questions about our work to research and look after this Victorian garden cemetery. Download the flyer: snowdrop2020.pdf.
On Sunday 6 October 2.30pm local expert, Patrick Hickey, will lead a walk for all to explore and learn more about the cemetery's fine array of fungi. Last year, we discovered more than 20 different varieties of fungi, including Artist's Fungus, Jelly Ear and Dead Man's Finger. Download the flyer: fungi_foray_2019.pdf
Newington Cemetery was opened in 1846, and covers 14 acres. It is not only the final resting place of many local families, it provides a refuge for wildlife and a peaceful haven. Volunteers will be available to point out some of the many interesting graves, architectural features, and beautiful trees, or you can wander around alone and discover its hidden treasures. Download the flyer: DOD_2019.pdf