Our mission – to provide everyone in Edinburgh and the Lothians with access to quality greenspaces, which can help to improve their health & wellbeing

As we gradually return to normal we encourage everyone to visit their valuable local greenspaces. They offer you the chance to take part in daily exercise, to de-stress and engage with nature while also helping to improve your overall health and wellbeing. There will be lots of opportunities to participate through the Thrive Collective and Out & About

There are lots of great play parks in Edinburgh and Lothians so why not visit some including the new play park at Pentland Community Centre

You can also be kept up to date through our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook.

If there is anything else you think we could do, or if you would like to discuss things further, then please do not hesitate to get in touch through our contact page.

ELGT 30th Anniversary

ELGT has reached an exciting milestone and celebrated our 30th anniversary.

Over the last 30 years the trust’s mission has been to provide quality greenspaces to people in Edinburgh and the Lothians to improve mental health and wellbeing. ELGT run an inspiring, ground-breaking, and imaginative programme of environmental and community projects that enables us to work for the benefit of people, wildlife, landscape, and heritage.

Since 1991 we have been working to improve greenspaces for the benefit of people through practical environmental and educational projects in partnership with local communities and health-focused initiatives as a way to support more people getting outdoors. Our projects are designed to benefit people, wildlife, landscape and heritage and to help connect people with their natural environment.

By providing a comprehensive portfolio of environmental project development, management and fundraising services, we help ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy their natural environment.


Lots of things that inspired questions with today's Branching Out John Muir group. Let's see if we can answer them over the next 12 weeks #johnmuiraward @EdinburghThrive @JohnMuirTrust @NHS_Lothian

Great to see a new 100m edible hedge in Campbell Park. @EdinOutdoors

Great to see one of our participants talking about the benefits of our walking groups. @Sustrans. #WalkingCyclingIndex Find out more: https://t.co/g4shdjT30U

Wednesday morning jog with our Couch 2 5k programme, everyone smashed it! So proud of our newbies. We also popped in to meet the team at Inch Community Sports Hub - kindly offered tea/coffee and importantly use of their toilets! #workingtogether #joggingforhealth #couch25k

Our Pilton walking group enjoyed the views in Forth Quarter Park. @EdinburghThrive #MentalHealthAwarnessWeek

At Walking Adventures we decided to shake things up! We have new walkers who don't know Edinburgh, we're keen to get them exploring more in their own time. We headed for the Meadows & they all loved the change of scene! #wellbeing #walkingforhealth #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Meeting and tasting lots of plants in the sunshine this morning at Jnch Park ๐Ÿงกโ˜€๏ธ @EdinburghThrive

We had a wonderful day with @greenspacetrust yesterday at Spylaw park.

We love the opportunity to bring young and old people together through shared activity, and combating social isolation. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Celebration in Spylaw Park, bringing people together to raise awareness of our mental health & things we do to improve it - music workshop, hooping, silent disco, food and an amazing venue - what more could we need!#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2022 @GoodtreesNC @EdinburghHSCP

Our Redhall walking group enjoyed the Water of Leith. We explored the Colinton Tunnel art work, spotted Ramsons (wild garlic) in full bloom and were very excited to watch a handsome young Roe buck bounding along the walkway. #mentalhealthawareness @EdinburghThrive

Wondered if any organisation was downsizing in Edinburgh and if they had 3 or 4 office chairs that they would be willing to donate.

Our fabulous ESOL students from Edinburgh College at Granton Campus have been opening up the woodlands in West Pilton Park this morning to make it easier for people to explore these natural spaces @EdinburghThrive #mentalhealthawareness

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Quarry Park

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