Edible Gardening Project

Growing skills to grow food

The project helps people to grow their own vegetables and fruit by offering advice on how to get started. 

Come along to our drop-in sessions to learn about vegetable varieties, sowing seeds, composting, pruning, harvesting, storing and preparing your produce, and more. Perfect for beginners.

Events in Edible Gardening

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Pop in anytime and look out for the team at work in the garden. Take a walk around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers, find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Market Garden Course

Market Garden Course

Free 5 week course taught by our own experienced Market Gardener, Ben Dell. Learn the horticultural skills required to set up and manage a small scale garden using organic principles.

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Our annual Harvest Festival is a celebration of the vegetable growing year. Join us for fun activities, gardening advice, information about harvesting, cooking and storing crops, tasters and more. Be inspired to get growing with our community garden produce show and discover the delights of growing your own vegetables with the Edible Gardening Project team. Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery

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You can read more about the project on our BLOG including monthly tips.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team:

Mondays and Tuesdays 1pm -2.30pm free (no sessions in Dec and Jan). Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)