One of the City of Edinburgh Council gardeners plants flowers on the
site in Princes Street Gardens at the foot of The Mound, to create the
Winter Floral Clock.
A Floral Clock is planted in Edinburgh during the summer months each
year. The first was planted in 1903.
The idea has been copied by many other cities around the world.
In 1904, arms were added to the Edinburgh Clock.
In 1905, a cuckoo was added.
In 2003, a copy of the clock won a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower
Show in London.
The clock is normally planted for the summer months; but for the first
time in 2003, a Winter Clock was planted on the same site, and a
Christmas Crib was installed beside it. The picture above
shows the clock being created.
2003, a Winter Clock has been planted on the same site, in the corner
of East Princes Street Gardens, near the foot of the Mound. A
Christmas Crib has been installed beside it for a few weeks each year,