Welcome to Growing matters –  a charity run by volunteers for volunteers. We are developing an old Kitchen Garden on the Gilmerton Estate in Rural East Lothian, learning, enjoying and growing as we go.

Our Ethos

Scottish Charity Number: SCO 47568


The Garden

Volunteers are working together to bring this once derelict kitchen garden in East Lothian back to life, creating a beautiful, productive space where people and plants can flourish…

About The Garden


Would you like to get involved in this rewarding project?

Come and volunteer if you have a few hours to spare, or donate to one of our current projects.

You are very welcome to come and visit to find out more…

Ways to Participate

Garden Therapy Through Peer Support

We provide a safe and supportive therapeutic environment and recognise the positive benefits to our health and well being of spending time in the garden.


Gilmerton House,
North Berwick EH39 5LQ,
United Kingdom

The walled garden is a short distance from Gilmerton House, through the old W.W.2 camp.

Turn into the main entrance to the Gilmerton Camp, then turn immediately Left. 

Follow the track around to the garden where you will find a parking space.