Look out for our summer kitchen garden project at the Princes Street Gardens green keepers cottage. We are sharing a wonderful garden in the heart of the city and turning it into a productive kitchen garden.
Thank you to our volunteer gardeners for creating the garden with the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) Botanics and Parks and Greenspace teams at Princes Street Gardens, and for hosting and collaborating with us on our project in making this beautiful garden an edible one this year. Raising the profile of garden sharing for communities across Edinburgh.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET GROWING?
DON’T HAVE A GARDEN?
Would you like to have a garden in the city to produce your own local, seasonal and home grown veg and like the Kitchen Garden be a relaxing and productive space, then get in touch with us and get growing!
Your garden could be just down the road in your local neighbourhood, we give you the training and support to get started and to learn what you need to know.
Do stop by and have a look at the garden, we are at the bottom of the steps near the floral clock. Tell us what you see and like in our kitchen garden and share with us @EGPgrapevine and on Facebook
On the first sunny and hot weekend of summer in June we at Edinburgh Garden Partners were at Gardening Scotland, invited by BBC Radio Scotland to help launch their new spin off programme to Kitchen Cafe, Kitchen Garden!
The Kitchen Garden team will be out and about with us through the summer talking to our gardeners and finding out how you all use the produce you harvest and sharing exciting recipes from top chefs and getting tips from gardening experts.
You can hear Claire talking about our project here during the first week of June:
Barrie Henderson and Janet Home (pea pod and carrot) and Nifty at Fifty Henderson’s of Edinburgh running team
A huge thank you to Henderson’s of Edinburgh Nifty at Fifty team for running for us in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF) on Sunday 26th May to kick off their 50/50 Food Festival.
The team have raised a staggering £1400 in support of our work. We are attracting more gardeners from our partnership with Henderson’s to sustain the need from garden owners across the city for help with their gardens. You can still support the team here and help us reach the £2000 target!
Thank You Henderson’s!
Over 200 growers, foodies and garden owners attended our Getting Edinburgh Growing event on the 13-14th April.
The event was wonderful in promoting garden sharing across Edinburgh and we have a number of gardeners who expressed interest from getting growing in their neighbourhood.
We would like to thank The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the team at the edible gardening project for hosting the event and to the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership for supporting the event from the £eith Decides community award.
A large percentage of our gardeners come from Leith and through this event we profiled the growing achievements of our gardeners who are helping garden owners across the city.
We would encourage everyone who came along to get in touch if you would like to be a gardener with us on 0131 220 email@example.com
“It was super.”
“Lovely idea. Daughter delighted to plant her seeds. Delicious soup.”
“The children had a great learning experience.”
A celebration of our work so far took place at the Scottish Parliament on the 25th October, it was a great success and an important milestone for us. Our wonderful volunteers, residents and supporters all contributed their produce to share this harvest time and an exhibition of our work showed how we support individuals who cannot look after their garden spaces either as a result of illness or disability.
It is hoped that the event will raise awareness to our supportive services for all those in need as we now have funding which will enable us to reach out across Edinburgh to those who will benefit most and in turn help to get more people growing. We would like to thank all our guests who joined us for the evening!