Transforming urban spaces into people places

Greenspace makes our lives and places better

What we do

How we work

We provide a national lead for action on parks and greenspaces. Working in partnership we pioneer new approaches to managing and resourcing greenspace.



Young Placechangers Ideas Fund

Is there anything you and your youth group would like to change about the place where you live, go to school or work?


Author: Ian Goodman


of urban Scots say it’s important to have greenspace in their area


is the area of urban greenspace in scotland – equivalent to area of 22 Loch Lomonds

1 in 4

Scots say the quality of their greenspace has declined in the last 5 years

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Find and enjoy greenspace

Explore and discover Scotland's wonderful parks and greenspaces using Scotland's greenspace map and MyParkScotland



Support parks

The Scottish Parks Endowment Fund is an easy and simple way for everyone who uses and loves Scotland’s parks to make a donation, large or small, to support our treasured parks.


Author: Ian Goodman

Bags of Help grants

Bags of Help funds local projects in England, Wales and Scotland that benefit their community. Grants of up to £4,000 are available. Working with Tesco and Groundwork UK, we deliver the Bags of Help in Scotland.


Author: Ian Goodman


  • It's Green Health Week!

    This week SNH and partners celebrates Green Health Week. Exploring what green health is, why it is so important and what we can do to encourage it. Read more

  • Cyrenians Community Garden

    Cyrenians developed a community garden in the Royal Edinburgh hospital with help from a Bags of Help grant of £12,000.   The project focussed on building participation from the local community and providing benefits for patients. Read more

  • Castlebank Horticultural Centre brings home European award

    At the inaugural Rural Inspiration Awards, co-ordinated by the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD). Out of 175 entries, only two UK finalists were chosen – both from Scotland. Lanark’s own Castlebank Horticultural Centre was nominated in the ‘LEADER’ category. Read more

Project of the Month

  • The Garden Project - growing people, places and plants

    Our April project of the month The Garden Project supports people with barriers to employment such as poor mental health or an offending background to participate in voluntary gardening at Tollcross Park in Glasgow. Read more

  • Lochore Meadows – generating energy from the park

    Project of the month for March is Lochore Meadows in Fife, where Fife Council utilise the heat stored in the water in a renewable heating system for the visitor centre. Read more

  • Cook up at Cyrenians Hospital Gardens

    Our February project of the month is the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Growing Space where Wednesdays are all about bringing people together to cook and share healthy food. Read more