The Edible Gardening Project is based at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and teaches people the skills and knowledge they need to grow their own food.  Supported by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the project is for those who are keen to grow their own food but don’t know where to begin.

Key to the project are the volunteers who work hard to keep our demonstration edible garden looking fabulous. They are on hand at our workshops and drop in sessions to provide support and advice to people who are interested in brushing up on basic horticultural skills.

For information on events go to the Edible Gardening what’s on page.


Scotland the Bread

This year the Edible Gardening team has been taking part in project called ‘Scotland the Bread’. The majority of the bread we eat in Scotland is made from...

Reflections on my first growing season as Community Gardener with the Edible Gardening Project

Community Gardener Lizzie Oldroyd joined the Edible Gardening team in May, here are a few of her reflections on her first growing season at RBGE; The fingertips are nipping...

Black nightshade trials

Visitors to the Garden have been asking questions about this year’s Really Wild Veg trial plots that contain various black nightshade species. Jan, who tends the plants, has...

Dining on the dark side

Try to imagine how would you feel if you were invited to attend a meal where dishes made with black nightshade were going to be the centrepiece? This...

Community Garden Produce Show at the Harvest Festival

The Edible Gardening Project held it’s 6th annual Harvest Festival on the 17th and 18th September. The event is a celebration of the vegetable growing year with music,...

RBGE’s New Market Garden

In May this year we started a very exciting new project here at RBGE. Funded by our caterers Sodexo we are developing a market garden that will supply...
Ficus carica

Figs in waiting

Ficus carica needs a warm corner to produce a reliable crop of Figs in autumn. As a native to the Middle East as much for winter protection of...

Gardener’s Kitchen – Leeks

Leeks (Allium porrum) are a fantastic winter crop. They add depth and flavour to any number of slow cooked winter dishes. They are also very hardy and the...

Gardeners Kitchen: Parsnips

Parsnips are a great winter crop. Some people claim they taste better after a touch of frost. Parsnips are a ‘long season crop’. If you want to have...

Really Wild Veg – 2015 roundup

As 2015 draws to a close we end the third growing season for the Really Wild Veg project. The aim of the project is to explore how domestication...