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- Floral Clock

Floral Clock

Not far from the Scott Monument, in Princes Street Gardens, is the "Floral Clock". The clock face is made up of thousands of small plants (many of them are sempervivums) and the hands of the clock are covered in plants too. The clock even tells the right time. In Scotland's climate, the clock is only there in the summer months and has to be replanted every year in the spring.
The clock is used to publicise organisations and special events, such as the founding of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute in this photo taken in 1999, the 175th anniversary of its creation.

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