Edible Gardening Project
The Edible Gardening Project is based at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and shares horticultural knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for growing food with diverse communities.
The Project receives support from players of People's Postcode Lottery.
What We Do
Inspiring Events And Invaluable Advice
Our team of community gardeners and dedicated volunteers work hard to keep our productive gardens looking great. They are on hand at our events to provide support and advice to people who are interested in brushing up on basic horticultural skills.
Meet The Gardener Sessions
From February to November the team provide weekly 'Meet the Gardener' sessions in the Demonstration Garden where members of the public can drop in for growing advice and get inspiration for their own gardens. For more information about events go to the What's On section.
Gardening with Community Groups
The Project provides opportunities for local community groups who want to grow their own food. We have a number of groups who look after their own vegetable plots in the Demonstration Garden and attend on a weekly basis to work alongside one of our community gardeners. Groups such as Garvald, Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council and TEENS+ gain practical, hands-on experience of growing vegetables and learn horticultural skills.
We deliver a range of free workshops to community garden groups. Topics include vegetable growing for beginners, composting, growing winter vegetables and organic pest and disease control.
If your community group is interested in getting involved with the project, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line edible gardening and we can provide more information. Please provide a contact name and telephone number and some information about your organisation.
Meet the Edible Gardening Team for free weekly tours, advice and inspiration in the demonstration garden
- Mondays and Tuesdays from 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm (Feb - Nov)
- The first Saturday of the month from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (Mar - Oct)
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