Edible Gardening Project – Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

The Edible Gardening Project helps people grow their own vegetables and fruit by offering advice on how to get started. We promote growing healthy food in gardens, allotments and containers. This is The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s latest community focused project, run jointly with the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society and funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery.









The Edible Gardening Project at RBGE has a demonstration vegetable garden which is looked after by a dedicated team of community gardeners and  volunteers.

The Project provides opportunities for local community groups who want to grow their own food, to do so, with 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 the community gardeners. In addition to this, 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.

The project also delivers 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.  Visit the demonstration garden at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and see our inspiring vegetable and fruit garden. Or come along to one of our regular workshops and drop in sessions, for more information go to www.rbge.org.uk/ediblegardening

If your community group is interested in getting involved with the project, please e-mail community@rbge.org.uk 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.