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Green Gym in West Lothian

Green Gym offers you the opportunity to improve your fitness levels by doing practical environmental activities such as woodland management, gardening, tree planting and improving footpaths.

Very close to the Howden Park Centre is a forgotten walled garden, behind the old derelict council buildings. The gardens have been neglected and paths overgrown and impassable. The BTCV Green Gym project aims to restore them back to somewhere close to their former glory, breathing some life back into them. We will clear all the non-native species and make way for fruit trees, fruit bushes, some herbs and vegetables as well as something for wildlife to dine on! 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity so a great project to come along and get your hands dirty. Not only will you be helping the garden, but yourself as well. We provide a safe place to come and volunteer, do some gardening, try new things, develop new skills, meet new people and improve your overall wellbeing. BTCV Green Gyms benefit the environment and you, physically, mentally and socially. 

Phone: Alyson Hunter - 07740 899609 

Address: Near Howden Park Centre, Howden Park, Livingston. 

Times: Tuesdays: 10.00am - 1.00pm 

Disabled facilities: There are paths up to and in the garden, some activities may not be suitable for wheelchair users. Steep entrance into garden. 

Fees: Free 

Eligibility: Anyone can take part if they are over 16, under 16's must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

Further info: Let us know when you are coming along so we know to look out for you and give you a proper welcome. We provide all tools, equipment, training and refreshments. Please be advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear. 


Website: TCV Scotland