We are keen to improve and increase the production and consumption of local and affordable food in St Andrews. We now have a network of 14 community gardens, which are open to the public. Our Edible Campus scheme aims to teach skills and encourage interest in growing and the Tree is an online shop that allows local producers to sell their goods at a weekly pop-up shop.

Edible St Andrews

We have 14 gardens that are open to EVERYONE! University students and staff, locals, visitors, absolutely everyone is welcome! We are keen to spread knowledge of growing and harvesting local produce, so please join us!

We have regular sessions all across the town, at least 7 a week, which means you can stop by to get guidance and advice. But please also feel free to stop by any time to harvest from the gardens, even if you aren’t a regular volunteer we are keen to support anyone consuming more locally, organic grown produce. All we ask is that you record the weight of what you take so that we can keep records of how much we are producing – depending on the location there will be a log book or you can email our Edible St Andrews staff: Andrea (ar252@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Helena (hks3@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Come along and help us dig, sow, plant, transplant, weed, and water!

Garden locations:



Garden sessions:

  1. The Kernel (Botanic Garden): Wednesday 12:00-14:00; Thursday 15:00-16:00; Sunday 12:00-14:00
  2. Community Garden (by the Observatory): Wednesday 14:00-16:00; Summer Term: 16:00 – 18:00
  3. University Hall: Wednesday 14:00-16:00 
  4. Computer Science: ad hoc
  5. John Burnett Hall: ad hoc
  6. Agnes Blackadder Hall: Friday 15:00 -17:00 
  7. Careers Centre Garden: ad hoc
  8. Gannochy Garden: ad hoc
  9. The English Garden: ad hoc
  10. St Gregory’s Hall: Thursday 10:00-11:00
  11. St Regulus Hall: Wednesday 15:00-16:00, fortnightly
  12. St Mary’s Quad: ad hoc
  13. Albany Park Garden: Thursday 12:00-14:00 
  14. Gatty/Scottish Ocean Institute Garden: Closing 

Don’t forget the orchards! At certain times of the years St Andrews is brimming with a glut of apples, plums, and damsons and we’ve begun running regular apple pressing events to use up this glut. We have 2 main orchards: Old St Leonard’s orchard tucked behind the retirement flats off of Abbey Walk and Stank Park off of Lamond Drive.  We run harvesting sessions in the Autumn and tree pruning events in the winter.

Join our facebook pages or check our ‘What’s On’ in the right hand bar for notifications of events & sessions:



The Tree – local, organic, affordable food cooperative

We are delighted to have developed an online shop that allows you to purchase from local producers and pick-up weekly at our ‘shop’ every Tuesday 17:00-19:00 outside the Rector’s Cafe on St Mary’s Place. The Tree offers a range of produce from whole-sale grains, flour, oats, chocolate and sunflower seeds to vegetables and sushi. Have a look and see what’s on offer by clicking on the Tree (below)!