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Our ScotLAND Centres and Learners are excellent places to see some inspirational living examples of permaculture. They are set up to show permaculture in practice to visitors, volunteers, and host skill sharing events. You can find your nearest ScotLAND Centre or Learner using our interactive map.
NB - Centres indicated with an asterisk (*) are not available for the Group Visit Scheme in 2018.
ScotLAND Centres are established Permaculture projects, they are excellent demonstrations of permaculture in action. Along with skill in applying permaculture ScotLAND Centres have demonstrated their ability to explain their use of permaculture ethics and principles to visitors and volunteers and offer opportunities for learning. Follow the links below for more information on individual projects.
Black Isle Permaculture and Arts is a 2.5 acre permaculture smallholding, garden and woodland in northern Scotland combining sustainable eco-tourism, food, and cottage industries.
Coig Cottage Garden near Kilmartin is a productive and attractive permaculture garden made up of useful plants including fruit, vegetable, herbs and flowers along with somewhere to sit and enjoy it.
Garden Cottage is a 25 year old forest garden (the oldest in the UK!) and energy-efficient household, less than a mile from the English border in Coldstream.
Hidden Mill in Galloway is a 15 acre permaculture small-holding, providing eduaction in crafts and hand skills and producing bicycles with electric-assisted cargo bikes.
Kintyre Bioregional is working across the Kintyre peninsula to co‐create a green, flourishing local economy.
Park Road is a suburban garden farm outside Edinburgh with bees, ducks, chickens, mini orchard, raised beds, hugel beds, “Gypsy Hens business”, wood stove, in a garden the size of a tennis court.
Tap o' Noth Farm is an 8 acre smallholding, demonstration site and education centre situated on the slopes of Tap o' Noth hill on the outskirts of the village of Rhynie in NE Scotland.
Tombreck is a rural re-generation project, a working small-holding/farm with land-based projects, and a low carbon community building with visitor facilities on the banks of Loch Tay. They are currently open to business proposals for people to work on their land.
Urban Roots is a Glasgow-based community market garden and education hub, including Polmadie Plots which is a 2 acre site comprising community allotments, space for growing food to sell locally and a workshop space.
West Braes is a productive family fruit and veg garden in Fife using permaculture design principles to cope with the strong winds and low rainfall of the Scottish east coast.*Sorry - not open for visitors in 2018*
ScotLAND Learners are working towards ScotLAND Centre status, they may be at an earlier stage of integrating Permaculture into their site, developing their ability to explain how they have applied permaculture principles or working out how to offer learning opportunities. These projects are still great examples of permaculture practice and are well worth a visit.
Ardenbrae in Helensburgh have designed their garden as an edible garden and are retrofitting their home for energy conservation and resilience.
(The) Concrete Gardens in Glasgow are a community food growing project that works alongside local folk to grow food, reduce waste and learn to live in ways that are good for the planet.
Findhorn Hinterland's Edible Woodland Garden in Moray is an edible woodland garden pilot project to explore the potential to increase perennial food sources and income generation for the local community.
Gartmorn Sunken Garden in Clackmannanshire is a revitalized neglected public garden set in Gartmorn Country Park. The garden is fully accessible and designed with nature and people in mind.
Kinloch Permaculture is a small urban family project in Argyll with a forest garden, allotment and indoor meeting, resource and education space.
(The) Lion's Gate is a digitally enhanced permaculture research garden that addresses sustainability and well-being, based at Edinburgh Napier University (Merchiston Campus).
Netherton Farm is a homestead in Aberdeenshire that exists to demonstrate sustainable and productive agriculture using permaculture to maximise the yield, both in terms of production but also as an aesthetically pleasing, calm place to be.
Skye Permaculture is situated in 16 acres of woodland in Sleat, Skye, it is a Forest Garden, woodland walk, wildlife haven, eco-campsite and educational charity.