Green Activity Sessions (Cyrenians) Conservation Group

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Provided by: Cyrenians

Who is this for?

The group is for anyone aged 18+ who would like to meet other people, give something back to the environment and learn new skills.

The group involves light to medium levels of exercise including short walks (5-10 minutes) between the locations we work, use of wheelbarrows and handling of some tools. Participants are encouraged to work at their own pace and energy level.

No prior experience or special equipment is required.


Conservation Group

The conservation group currently runs Monday’s 10am – 12pm.  Learn about the wildlife that lives around the community garden and help protect it by maintaining and preserving the environment. This is an opportunity to get outside, to give something back to nature, to learn something new and meet like minded people.

Activities include wildflower sowing, laying woodchip, protecting trees and hedges, willow crafts and wildlife surveys. There are opportunities to develop your own conservation projects.

This group involves light to medium physical activity (participant led) and we always finish a session with a cup of tea.


How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

We are all weather conservationists! We encourage you to bring a sun hat and sun lotion in warm weather, layers in cold weather and a waterproof when it’s wet. There is a toilet at the garden but unfortunately it is not currently wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets are available inside the hospital approx. 300 meters from the garden.

Is there a cost?

The service is free to participants

Location information

The group meets at the Cyrenians Community Garden, Royal Edinburgh Hospital every Monday at 10am.

Opening times

The Conservation Group runs every Monday morning 10am – 12pm

Contact Details

Debbie Bethell
Cyrenians Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens, Tipperlinn Road, Morningside, Edinburgh, EH10 5HF

Types of support on offer:

Support with others

Type of services on offer:

General wellbeing
Healthy living

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