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.


Delighted to be one of the projects that has secured funding from the #NatureRestorationFund for our urban grassland improvement projects @nature_scot #NatureScot @ScotGov @EdinOutdoors

Fresh air in our local park. Some of us walking and some of us jogging. All of us enjoying a catch up 😀
@EdinburghThrive #communitymatters #connectingcommunities #communityhealth #greenprescribing

Goodtrees Get Togethers discussing an exciting community project idea... with fab Gregarious Chinwag
#reduceisolation #buildingcommunity #communitymatters #20minneighbourhood

Spooky pics from our last Tuesday evening jogging group. The group are excited to take part in @parkrun together on Saturday #couch25k #thriveedinburgh @EdinburghThrive @jogscotland #buildingcommunity

Celebrating the changing seasons with a woodland mandala at Branching Out with the Access Practice today @NHS_Lothian

A woodland walk in Craiglockhart Dell followed by warming refreshments at Water of Leith Visitor Centre @WOLCT @PathsforAll #walkinggroup

We enjoyed planting snowdrop bulbs and making some colourful woodland owls today @PilrigPark School. #winterapproaching

Thanks so much, you guys are some team! #teamwork #greenspace #Wellbeing

Amazing afternoon to get into the back green at @GoodtreesNC to plant spring bulbs. Everyone just got stuck in. 350 holes, 2000 bulbs and some amazing volunteers. Local community, youths from the centre & our friends from @CraigourPe too! #workingtogether #FridayVibes #Wellbeing

Join us today at @GoodtreesNC from 1-3pm to help brighten up the area with some spring bulbs…🌼 Nothing like a bit of community planting to make you feel good 😊 #FridayMotivation #communitygreenspace #workingtogether

Transforming Hailes
Quarry Park

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