Bonnington House Steadings, Wilkieston, Edinburgh EH27 8BB • Visit Website »

We're being inspired by Jupiter Artland for today's #CraftInTheCity and showing you how-to make a faux amethyst necklace.


Address: Bonnington House Steadings, Wilkieston, Edinburgh EH27 8BB
Phone: 01506 889900
Website: https://www.jupiterartland.org

Nestled on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Jupiter Artland is a hidden gem for art lovers and for a limited time, the gardens were staying open late for Jupiter At Dusk, giving the guests a chance to see the instillations at twilight.

Featuring a walking trail through landscaped gardens, sculptures and outdoor art, there's so much to discover.


While it was still light, we decided to start our visit with a walk through the woods.


Artworks include a giant mesh sculpture called Firmament, sinkhole, and huge gun resting against a tree.

My favourite piece was the Weeping Girls, featuring statues of crying girls hidden in the woods. They're so well camouflaged that they appear to creep up on you like a monster from Doctor Who.

Crafters with love the piece entitled Over Here, a giant spiderweb hanging from the trees crocheted from fisherman's wire.

If you get a little peckish, or cold, you can stop off at Milk in the courtyard to get a hot drink from their retro trailer or have a bite to eat next to the fire in the cosy cafe.

We tucked into a huge falafel salads and beetroot wrap while watching the peacocks strut by the windows.


As the sun began to set, we made our way down to Life Mounds, an impressive landscaped scene of grassy mounds spiralling down into crystal clear ponds.

One of the most impressive and beautiful pieces is called The Light Pours Through Me, a manmade cave filled with amethyst crystals.


Do you know somewhere awesome, quirky or inspiring we should visit? Send us a message!




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