How would you like to get started on growing your own salad and veg?

Granton Hub and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) are offering a series of free spring gardening courses with expert growers from April to June.

Whether you are a complete novice or a more experienced grower, there will be something for here you – including pots of things to take away and grow at home after each session.

You can book onto any number of sessions and the course is completely free. All materials will be supplied, but we would appreciate a small donation of £2 from participants each week to cover the costs of refreshments.

All sessions will be held at Granton Hub, Madelvic House, 33 Granton Park Avenue, EH5 1HS.

Please book in advance by emailing Davy on

Getting Started
Wednesday April 11
10.30am- 12.30pm
Get started growing in 2018 with this gardening workshop for beginners. If you are more experienced, please do feel free to come along and contribute your knowledge as well!

Square Metre Gardening
Wednesday April 25
10.30am – 12.30pm
Growing in a small space or container growing. How much salad and veg can you produce from a very small space?

Gardening With All The Family
Friday May 4
3.00pm – 5.00pm
This family-friendly session in the garden is suitable for all.

Pests and Diseases
Monday May 14
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Organic gardening methods including sowing at the right time, allowing natural predators to help and learning simple steps to reduce problems and get good crops.

Gardening With All The Family
Tuesday 5 June
17.30pm – 19.30pm
Another family-friendly session in the garden, with lots of great advice for growers young and old.

Monday June 18
17.30pm – 19.30pm
Discover the alchemy of turning kitchen and garden waste into perfect compost.