Community Garden

Our Community Garden course provides a unique opportunity to learn key gardening skills, to get the satisfaction and pleasure of working with others growing plants and to be part of a productive and exciting community garden project.

The course is delivered by a professional gardener. Based around the principles of organic gardening, students learn everything they need to know about growing and harvesting fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs.

The course is delivered in partnership with Edinburgh College and is designed for unemployed students from disadvantaged backgrounds who may require support to maintain a college place. It offers progression on to a range of related courses at the College.


Participants must be of working age and not currently in education or employment. They must also meet other specific entry requirements (contact us for details).


Classes run weekly throughout the gardening season (March to October).


Participants learn a range of practical skills and get the satisfaction and enjoyment of growing plants and being part of an exciting community garden scheme. They can also achieve SQA units in Working with Others at SCQF level 4.


The course is delivered at the Braidwood Centre Community Garden, which is located in the heart of Edinburgh.

North Lanarkshire
East Lothian
South Lanarkshire

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