Community Gardening

There are many community garden projects around Edinburgh and the Lothians, as shown on the map below, just click on one of the icons to find out more! ELGT does not run these projects, but has been involved in quite a few of them, either by helping to set them up or supporting their ongoing activities. Other projects have been developed by grassroots groups, by community organisations, by NHS Lothian, or by other charities.

Amy Alcorn & Caroline Bryden, ELGT's Community Gardening Development Officers, work to support new and existing community gardening initiatives around Edinburgh, particularly projects which will deliver health and wellbeing benefits to participants.

If you would like to find out more about community gardening initiatives in your area, or are looking for support and advice in setting up your own garden, please contact Amy or Caroline on 0131 445 4025 or email or We also have the document which lists different groups with a timetable and contact details.

Find your nearest community garden by clicking on the map below - many of them welcome volunteers as well as regular gardeners. Zoom in and click on the sunflower to find out more and find contact details. To add your garden to the map, or to let us know about one that you would like to see added, get in touch and let us know.