Community gardens can be a great way of bringing people together. Just take a look at the Hidden Gardens in Glasgow for inspiration. But there are lots of creative ideas bubbling up much closer to home. Plans for community gardens are quickly spreading across the Leith area.
Some, like Dalmeny Street Park, are already taking shape on the ground. Others, like hopes for a community garden in an area of Leith Links, are still at the planning stage.
Want to get involved?
Community groups like Greener Leith are hoping to encourage volunteers to make sure plans become reality. If you want to get involved click on the Greener Leith website for a long list of opportunities in local environment projects, including building a data base, designing posters and making videos as well as helping to develop community garden projects such as a ‘berry hedge’ in Pilrig Park.
Leith Open Space is also hoping to support another exciting community garden scheme just about to get off the ground. So keeping watching this ‘open space’.