Belhaven Community Garden (BCG) is a Sustaining Dunbar project to transform an area of land adjacent to Belhaven Hospital, Dunbar, into gardens where local residents, community groups, staff and patients can grow together.
There is a real sense of community and a shared love of growing food, herbs, flowers and people.
The site is being made available to Sustaining Dunbar, initially on a five year agreement, up to 4th October 2017 by NHS Lothian, which sees this as an experiment that could be scaled up if successful. The Gardens are to be community gardens promoting heath, community, and environmental sustainability; they are not comprised of individual allotments.
NHS Lothian has allocated some of its unused land to temporary community gardening.
This land is available to community groups and individuals who accept that the use of this land is short-term and subject to being needed for development or sale by the NHS.
The aim of this project is to give something back to our important local asset – Belhaven Hospital while not taking anything away from it i.e. the privacy and security of the hospital staff and residents.