Princes Street Garden Floral Clock


I did a blog entry on the Floral Clock in the Princes Street Gardens last year and I thought you may want to see  how much work goes into it.  For the past several weeks I’ve been walking past the Floral Clock in the Gardens and watching it slowly evolve.  The work that is goes into this really is remarkable. The history of the clock begins back in 1903!  That makes 106 gorgeous, original designs.  I’m not sure what the finished product will look like but here’s some in-process pictures.

Trays of plants waiting to be placed.

Trays of plants waiting to be placed.

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The delicate design requires that each plant be placed precisely.

The delicate design requires that each plant be placed precisely.

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Here’s some pictures from some of my favorite designs in years past – you can link to the rest here

1903

1903

1928

1928

1948

1948

1962

1962

1963

1963

Note that there is even a bird house (disguised as a bush here) that houses a cuckoo!  It pops out at the top of each hour and so far I haven’t been able to get a picture of that!  I will definitely post a picture of the complete 2009 clock once it is done.

About Rebecca

Hi! After five years in Europe, I'm adjusting to life back in the US. I use this blog to record my adventures, post photos, organize recipes, and post about things that interest me.
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2 Responses to Princes Street Garden Floral Clock

  1. Nice photos, they really tell the story, I also love the floral clock but have never seen it being made, just the finished article.

  2. POP says:

    I tell ya the things these socialist countries have time for! I’m sure they needed both a license, permit, special hazard cones, and a cordoned block out zone to extend the ladders horizontally like that. And the public sector worker was paid an extra 145#’s per hour for hazard duty. Look how he’s laid out and risking life and limb. My word the risks they take for these public works projects! Fantastic…

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