Together Outdoors (Cyrenians) Green Activity Group

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Provided by: Cyrenians

Who is this for?

For adults of all ages (18+) whose mental health may benefit from spending time with others outdoors. No previous experience or special equipment is required.


The Green Activity group is a 12 week social prescribing programme. It is an opportunity to meet people, engage with nature, try something new and improve mental and physical wellbeing.

The programme includes a range of nature based activities from conservation and biodiversity surveys, green crafts, mindfulness in nature and gardening activities. We will do some planting, learn about wildlife that inhabits the garden and make crafts from natural materials.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

We are all weather gardeners! We encourage you to bring a hat 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?

No, this service is free

Location information

All activities are based at the Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Tipperlinn Road, Morningside, EH10 5HF.

  • Bus routes 5, 11, 15, 16, 23, 36 to Morningside Road (10-minute walk)
  • Bus route 45 to Colinton Road (10-minute walk)
  • Public parking available
  • Bike racks available

Opening times

The Green Activity Group runs every Monday afternoon 1pm – 3pm

Contact Details

Pip Lyons
Cyrenians Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens, Tipperlinn Road , Morningside, Edinburgh, EH10 5HF

Types of support on offer:

Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Bereavement and grief
Healthy living
Low mood
Self confidence

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