We are Edinburgh Garden Partners (EGP), a local charity, helping through horticulture.
We can help in a variety of ways:
Our core scheme is garden sharing, where we match people who want to garden with people who have space to share. Our garden owners are often older and disabled people, but are also delighted to support mainstream garden owners who would like to share their space. Our volunteers benefit from access to gardening, befriending, food growing and joining a thriving community of growers across the city. It’s a mutually beneficial match, guided and supported by us. During our last full year we had over 70 volunteers gardening each week across Edinburgh.
Responding to demand, and with thanks to funding from the Big Lottery, we are piloting a project to tidy up and redesign 16 gardens for the elderly, disabled and their carers. We are working with professional gardeners and teams of volunteers to trial this service.
We are also here to offer advice and information if you are struggling to maintain your garden.
If you would like help with your garden, or are looking to get gardening, please get in touch!
Please note that we operate ‘seasonally’ from 1st February until the 31st October each year.
EGP is a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), registered number SC042164
1 Osborne Terrace
c/o Care and Repair Edinburgh Ltd.
Edinburgh EH12 5HG
Tel 0131 347 0529