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Welcome

Welcome to Murieston Community Garden, which we are developing in Murieston, Livingston, West Lothian, for use by local residents and visitors. The garden has raised beds to allow people to grow vegetables, and eventually will have a beautiful relaxing public area with diverse planting and a sensory garden with seating, open at all times for everyone to enjoy.

The back garden in June 2023

In 2021, West Lothian Council gave us the use of a half-acre plot of rough ground adjacent to Livingston South Railway Station and granted planning permission for the garden. Murieston Community Council installed a path and fences and donated sleepers to use for the first few raised beds. The 13 raised beds that have since been built in the back garden are now in use for 6-bed crop rotation and other herbs and vegetables, but much of the garden still needs to be built before it can be used.

Funding awards from The Levenseat Trust, The National Lottery Community Fund, Edinburgh Airport Community Fund, Longhill Burn Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund, Forth Rivers Trust and Murieston Initiative are helping to make the front garden a reality and purchase two greenhouses. We are very grateful for their support, and delighted that the front garden build was recently completed. We still need funds for plants for the front garden, bases for the greenhouses, field drains, rainwater harvesting, and paths in the back garden.

You can help in a few ways:

The granted planning permission

Supported by an award from The National Lottery Community Fund, made possible by National Lottery players

Ntional Lottery Community Fund