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Dumbiedykes

Pippa Lobban

As part of the Edinburgh Growing Together Project, Edible Estates are working with residents and local organisations to conduct a feasibility study into community growing in Dumbiedykes. We have surveyed the area for suitable growing sites. We have gathered together residents who are interested in getting a project started in their area. There was lots of enthusiasm for growing, including …

Drumbrae Community Allotments

Pippa Lobban

Drumbrae Community allotments is run by City of Edinburgh Council Allotment Team. The site consists of 20 plots.

The Inch

Pippa Lobban

The Edinburgh Council run Inch Nursery have started a growing project at their site within Inch park. The aim is to grow fruit and veg for the community. Work is currently taking place to establish the site, to include a bothy where volunteers can relax and have a cuppa during their gardening session.

Wauchope Community Garden

Pippa Lobban

Wauchope Community Garden was established in 2015 by several local residents with the support of Carr Gomm, a health & wellbeing charity.  Carr Gomm continues to have a relationship with the garden, running Mens Sheds workshops there, and are using one of the raised beds for workshops.  The garden is also supported by Caring in Craigmillar which has several clients …

Redbraes Community Garden

Pippa Lobban

Redbraes Community Garden aims to allow local people to grow their own fruit and vegetables, learn about gardening, healthy eating and teamwork with a view to increasing the health of the local community.  Redbraes Tenants Association set up the community garden in 2008 to provide new activities for residents and promote greater community integration.  The garden has been developed from …

Greendykes Community Allotments

Pippa Lobban

Greendykes Community Allotments started in 2006 following interest from tenants. There are currently 20 plots but there are plans to extend. Housing Officers have worked with residents at the two adjacent blocks to manage the site.

Pilton Community Garden

Pippa Lobban

Pilton Community Garden is located behind Pilton Youth & Children’s Project on West Pilton Brae.  The garden was set up in 2014 to provide growing opportunities for people of West Pilton. Kirsty Sutherland from Pilton Community Gardeners played an important role in the set-up of the garden, and its management for some years. The garden has 12 raised beds and a …

Kirkliston Community Garden

Pippa Lobban

Kirkliston community garden is a small site next to Alison Park in Kirkliston, with several raised beds mostly for community growing.  The site has been fenced by NEPs budget, and managed by Kirkliston Community Conservation Volunteers.  Initially the KCCV were responsible for arranging and financing the dozen or so planters spread around Kirkliston.

Gateside

Pippa Lobban

Gateside Tenants & Residents Association have community hub in the south of the estate where they run a variety of community activities and services.  The association liaised with residents to install raised beds and benches at five locations around the estate which have been well received and used.  The beds are planted up with shrubs and flowers which are maintained …

Good Roots Garden

Pippa Lobban

Good Roots Garden was established by members of Stenhouse Baptist Church in 2020 on an area of enclosed greenspace next to their church as a garden and orchard, open to the whole community, in the heart of Stenhouse. The garden is intended to build community cohesion, provide food for the community, and support diversionary activities for children, young people, ex-offenders …

Oxgangs Neighbourhood Centre

Pippa Lobban

Oxgangs neighbourhood centre has several small community garden spaces for recreation and growing wrapping around the building.  The garden is managed by several volunteers from the local community. Volunteers started developing the garden spaces in 2015.  The centre has a small food pantry where households goods are added to by produce from the garden.  The centre hopes to increase growing …

Oxgangs

Pippa Lobban

There is a growing group of enthusiastic residents who want to improve their greenspace and come together as a community. The first pilot project has been started to improve green spaces across Oxgangs. Edible Estates has worked with residents of 3 Oxgangs Drive to implement a ‘biodiversity border’. It is be full of plants that attract a wide range of …

Gracemount Walled Garden

Pippa Lobban

Gracemount Walled Garden is a large walled garden which was associated with Gracemount House, which was a youth/community centre run by the Council since the 70’s but which is now derelict. The Friends of Gracemount group are campaigning to have the house renovated. The garden has a relationship with Transition Edinburgh South a climate campaign group. The garden has a …

Prestonfield Allotments

Pippa Lobban

Prestonfield Allotments is a micro-allotment site run by its own association. The site was installed in 2015 by the CEC Neighbourhood Environment Programme. There are 13 plots taken by local residents. The members have all taken a different approach to how they have set up their garden, some have built small greenhouses and polytunnels. The plots are currently all occupied, …

Craigentinny Community Garden

Pippa Lobban

A community space to meet new people, learn about food growing and access free nutritious food! Craigentinny Community Garden is located next to Craigentinny Primary School. It was set up by a group of locals (including parents at the school), who had an interest in the community and gardening. The group grow communally and produce is shared amongst the community. …

Mount Lodge Place

Pippa Lobban

Residents of Mount Lodge in Portobello approached the City of Edinburgh Council and Edible Estates with ideas to develop a disused green space on their street, which had been locked for as long as anyone could remember The community conducted a survey to find out how they would like the space to be used. Improving biodiversity was a priority. The …

Craigour Gardens

Pippa Lobban

The plots at Moredun Multis were established by City of Edinburgh Council. The two sites have recently been refurbished and have been made accessible for wheelchair users. The site is coordinated by the local residents group. Plots are allocated to those who live in the surrounding buildings.

Hamilton Wynd

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Hamilton Wynd Community Garden was developed by City of Edinburgh Council, to be used by local residents. Of the 8 raised beds, some are currently vacant for people to take on. Early in 2023, Edible Estates’ Growing Youth Team renovated the beds so they were accessible for those who struggle to bend/kneel down. The group are keen for local people …

Inchkeith Court

Pippa Lobban

A site made up of a number of raised beds, to be used by residents of Inchkeith Court. The site was developed by City of Edinburgh Council and is now run by a resident group. The area is used for growing and social events for the community.