We welcome visitors to the farm.
The unfenced areas are open to the public at all times.
The food production areas are behind deer fencing and are open to the public during volunteer and workshop sessions, farm open days and community events. The fenced area on the north side of the farm is a wildlife protection zone and we ask visitors not to go into those fields.
We want the farm to be as accessible as possible and love to see visitors enjoying the space we are creating. You are free to come see what we’re up to, and observe the plants and animals flourishing as the farm develops.
The address is Lauriston Farm Road, Edinburgh EH4 5EX.
The main entrance is at the back of the Toby Carvery car park.
Lothian Buses 16, 27, 29, 37 & 47 all stop within 5 minutes of the farm.
Please use public transport, walk, wheel or cycle to get to the farm whenever possible.
We have several farm open days a year, plus community events and activities. To find out about upcoming events, check out our events calendar.
Accessibility is important to us and a key objective is to develop some designated paths on the site that are suitable for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.
It is level access from the Toby Carvery car park onto a rough compacted stone path, which leads to the Community Garden & Allotments gate.
The rest of the site is rougher terrain and can get muddy. For walkers, we recommend wearing suitable footwear and taking care, especially in wet weather conditions.
At the moment, there are 1-2 steps up to each of the portacabins.
We welcome these four legged visitors but please be mindful of other users and inhabitants of the farm. In particular, dogs should not be allowed to go into the north and middle fenced fields as they disturb endangered ground nesting birds and other wildlife.
And please remember to bag and bin your dog poo! This includes ‘biodegradable’ bags, which should be binned with other rubbish.
For safety, wildlife and, in future, livestock, dogs need to be under proper control on the farm. Please be aware this is not a secured area for dog walking – the entrance gates are usually open for farm business and farm vehicles may be moving around on site.
Groups & Educational Visits
We love to share our experiences and journey with groups who are interested in what is happening at the farm or are doing similar or associated work. If you’d like to arrange a group/school visit then please get in touch via the contact form.