Edinburgh Garden Partners (EGP) is a charity established to develop garden sharing in Edinburgh.
We match garden owners who are unable to manage or enjoy their gardens, with local volunteer gardeners who want space to grow their own food and have no garden or allotment. Produce is shared between the garden partners.
“I was thinking about moving into a flat…the garden was all very neglected. Best thing that ever happened sharing my garden. Peace of mind” — Garden sharer
“I love gardening and can’t get an allotment, it has changed my life” — Gardener
EGP is driven by a desire to support people to remain independent in their own homes, often older and disabled people including carers who do not have time for the garden and by a wish to increase accessibility to gardening, food growing and the environment.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Iyaah Warren as Volunteer Development Worker for the South of Edinburgh. She says “Hello everyone, I’m very excited about my new job and can’t wait to get started at EGP to meet you all! My background is in community development and informal adult education and recently I’ve been concentrating more on coordinating volunteers and community gardening. Most of all, I enjoy working face to face with people and I love gardening, particularly growing fruit and veg in my raised beds at home, so this job couldn’t be better for me. This is such a great time of year when we sow our seeds and nature does its miraculous thing … see you soon in the gardens!
We have moved! Our new address is
1 Osborne Terrace
c/o Care and Repair Edinburgh Ltd.
Edinburgh EH12 5HG
Tel 0131 347 0529