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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the garden?

Our street address is Murieston Community Garden, Murieston West Road, Livingston EH54 9HZ (but don’t post anything there!).

The garden is situated between Livingston South Railway Station and Murieston Village Hall. From the front of the station, go under the tunnel next to the lift and the garden is immediately on your left.

When is the garden open?

The front part of the garden is always open. The back part of the garden is only open on volunteering days.

We normally meet in the garden on the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month and the following Wednesdays. Feel free to come along and join in or just come to see what we are doing. Occasionally when we need to do more work, we’ll organise extra ad-hoc sessions.

How much does it cost?

The front of the garden is free to access for individual use all year round. Many of our events are also free entry, although some activities may have a small charge to contribute to running costs.

Access to the back garden is only on advertised member volunteering days. Membership is free. You can become a member by coming along to a volunteer day.

The Garden is run by a group of unpaid volunteers. Every year running costs are increasing and so donations are essential and are very much appreciated.

Is there parking available?

Parking is available at Livingston South Railway Station. Walk through the tunnel next to the lift to find us.

What facilities are there?

There are no facilities in the garden. We have no power supply or water supply, which can be a challenge at times. A public toilet is available in front of Livingston South Station.

What events are on in the garden?

Events and activities which we run are advertised on our public Facebook page.

How do I get involved in the garden?

There are a wide variety of volunteer roles available to maintain, run and support the garden. To find out more, come along to a volunteering day.

Can children volunteer?

We love getting children to help and encouraging them to learn about nature. However, we do not have disclosure to allow us to do it alone. Children are always welcome in the garden but must be supervised by a responsible adult, either as a group or with parent or guardian.

How can I donate?

You can donate here.

Is the garden accessible to wheelchairs and prams?

The garden is not fully built yet but, once it is, it is intended that the main parts should be accessible.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, but please keep it on a lead and remove any mess.