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