Granton Castle Walled Garden has stood on the coast of north Edinburgh since the turn of the 16th century and is managed by the community. It is a historic green-space where anyone can volunteer or visit.

The Friends of Granton Castle Walled Garden run five volunteer and two visitor sessions per week, alongside a wide range of seasonal workshops (wreath-making, eco-therapy, flower arranging, polytunnel building, tree planting, wassailing). The community garden is a space for a number of collaborative charities to run sessions and hosts three social enterprises – Ochre Botanical Studios, beekeeping and dye-plant and ecoprinting.

“The garden is a haven for me. Peaceful, purposeful and friendly”

Volunteer, 2021

Visit us

We welcome visitors every Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting!

March—October
14:00—16:00
(November—February
13:00—15:00)

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Volunteer with us

Interesting in helping our community garden thrive? Keen on gardening? Got experience doing things with your hands? Got none? Regardless we would love to have you volunteer with us!

Some activities you might be doing are sowing and planting crops, building deep beds, weeding, helping set up our rainwater collection system and planting trees. We always find time during a session to come together for lunch or a cuppa.

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Some of our projects

Flower Farm

Agroforestry

Rainwater Harvesting