Volunteer with us

Do you like meeting people and hearing their ideas to develop a much-loved community hub? Come and volunteer with us to help develop the Gracemount Mansion, Community Garden, Stable Block and greenspaces. #OurGracemount

Our Gracemount

We are delighted to have been awarded funding from the University of Edinburgh Community Grants programme for our project ‘Our Gracemount’, working with the Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability @EdinUniLocal and the local community to promote new volunteering opportunities, and to develop the Mansion, stable block, community garden and local greenspace. For more information follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Thanks to the Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund (#wellbeingfund), we ran Survival School sessions in the summer of 2020, offering fun and learning in Gracemount Community Garden. This programme was for children attending Gracemount Primary School and their families. Activities focused on learning how food is grown, on the variety of plants and animals (bio-diversity), on garden skills like composting, and on using the garden to exercise and relax. Read our case study by Chris Macefield, the Survival School project leader.

Community Garden

Food and the Future


Transition Edinburgh South is a company Limited by guarantee with Charitable Status (SC050894). Registered as Transition Edinburgh South (Scotland) Ltd (SC695165).
Living in Gracemount and surrounding areas? We're seeking your views on the future of the closed Mansion, formerly the youth and community centre, its grounds, stables and Gracemount Community Garden

Making Change Happen

Transition Edinburgh South (TES) is part of a transition movement created by people working together in local areas to find ways to create transformative change. Our aims are to reduce carbon emissions, meet social needs, enable sustainable lifestyles, and create new forms of collaborative democracy and decision-making.

COVID 19 Restrictions

Gracemount Community Garden is the principal project of Transition Edinburgh South. It is a beautiful space within the walled garden of Gracemount Mansion House in the South of Edinburgh. In the garden you will find beds of vegetables, herbs, soft fruit, a small orchard, a compost heap, flowers and lovely wild patches in which to sit. Normally visitors are very welcome, but please avoid visiting at this time while we are operating under the Covid 19 restrictions. To find out more about what we do, to ask a question, or to arrange a visit when conditions allow, please get in touch.

Gracemount Beyond Covid

We are delighted to have secured funding from National Lottery Community Fund for our project ‘Gracemount Beyond Covid’. We will be working with a range of people, local networks and organisations who are being adversely affected by Covid 19, by offering fun, learning activities and community events in Gracemount Community Garden between now and December 2020. More info to follow shortly. @TNLComFundScot #NationalLottery