Welcome to the Lost Garden of Penicuik

The Lost Garden of Penicuik is a community project to restore the Upper Walled Garden of the Penicuik House Estate in Midlothian, Scotland. The garden was originally created around 1877 and was a productive vegetable, fruit and flower garden for many years. About 50 years ago it fell into disuse.dark pink flower

The Penicuik Community Development Trust took a long lease of the Garden in February 2012 and the objective is to restore the old buildings and to return the garden to health and productivity.

julias kids and onionsLocal people and many others from different corners of the world have worked hard in the garden since 2012 and made lots of progress.

Learn more about the aims, objectives and principles of the project here. A more detailed history of the Garden and the ongoing story of its restoration can be found at www.lostgarden.co.uk.

Guided tours and open working days are held on the FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH. The tours leave the Carlops Road car park (EH26 9LA) at 2.00 pm.

If you would like to start work without more ado, come along to the garden in old clothes and boots any time between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on the first Sunday of the month and somebody will be happy to show you the ropes. Alternatively, please contact info@lostgarden.org.uk or phone Jane or Roger Kelly on 01968 677854 to confirm other times when people will be working.

STOP PRESS 1

Tesco Bags of Help:  The Lost Garden Restoration Fund is is one of the three projects shortlisted to receive a grant of £4000, £2000 or £1000 from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. Between July 1st and August 31st 2017 you can get a token at the check out in Penicuik Tesco every time you buy something and vote for the Lost Garden.

STOP PRESS 2

 You can now donate to our Restoration Fund online. Please visit and donate if you wish.

Visit our charity page on BT MyDonate