Small Green Spaces Brighten Up Communities

It’s hard to believe it’s spring already! I mowed the lawn for the first time this year a few days ago, and though I enjoy the brighter days and warmer weather, am not looking forward to tending to our garden. I never grew up with much green space, my parents preferred concrete and rocks over a lush green lawn so gardening was never a skill I gained growing up.

In many urban cities, it’s becoming harder to find green spaces but a social enterprise in Edinburgh called Small Green Spaces is on a mission to transform empty city spaces into sustainable mini-gardens with local and ethically sourced products. Started by three friends and fully launched in the spring of 2011, the company has developed a range of plant collections to inspire the green thumb in all of us!

Whether you want to grow your own fresh herbs and vegetables, add some colour to a dark grey corner of your home, or make a space for children to learn about plants and gardening, the company will work with you to bring your horticultural dreams to life.

Apart from creating lovelier city and living spaces with plants, Small Green Spaces goes the extra mile to support local businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and social-benefit groups so they become less dependent on grants.  Community groups they work with include ones that build self esteem among youth excluded from school, people recovering from substance misuse and ex-offenders, by “encouraging physical and mental well-being through therapeutic gardening, composting, art and woodworking.” Click here for more information on the community groups.

To check out Small Green Spaces’s vibrant range of plant collections, click here.

Thank you Small Green Spaces for making our world wonderful.

LET ME KNOW, REPLY BELOW: If you could plant anything in your garden, what would it be?



  1. Thanks for the post. Sounds like a brilliant Idea. It would be lovely to see this adopted in London! Also, if I could plant anything it would be a tomato plant as I cannot get enough of them!! 🙂

  2. thanks for the info about group communities.

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