The Grove gardens work with developers and others to turn brownfield/underused land into community growing spaces in and around Fountainbridge in the heart of Edinburgh.
Our aim is to transform neglected spaces into welcoming gardens in which plants and people can thrive.
We are currently looking after four gardens. ‘Grove Viewforth’ is on land to the north of the Union Canal between Gilmore Park and Viewforth; nearby is ‘Grove Printmakers’ in the courtyard of Edinburgh Printmakers;‘Grove in the Park’ is at the east end of Harrison Park; ‘Grove Phoenix’ is on the corner of Harrison Gardens and Harrison Place, on the north side of Harrison Park.
We work by welcoming people to help us care for the vegetables, fruit, and flowers in our gardens. The rewards are a share in the produce as well as social, well-being and learning opportunities.
While the main purpose is creating growing spaces and growing produce, The Grove has also worked with other community enterprises to promote the benefits of community gardening and to support social and environmental improvement in the local area.