About Us

The Amisfield Preservation Trust is a charitable trust that was established to restore and develop the historic Amisfield Walled Garden for the enjoyment and benefit of the public and, in particular, the health, well-being and education of the local community. This work really takes a village, so if we’d love it if you could support the garden, volunteer your time or make a regular donation.

The Trust was set up in December 1999 as a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Our board of trustees currently comprises seven directors who bring with them a range of professional skills and experience, and a shared passion to see the garden project flourish. In 2012, the Trust was granted a 99-year lease of the walled garden and surrounding area from the current owners, East Lothian Council, on the condition that the garden is to be developed as a community resource.

It is our vision that:

  • Amisfield Walled Garden becomes a recognised venue for education and training for individuals of all abilities in East Lothian – specifically focusing on horticulture and heritage
  • Amisfield Walled Garden becomes a recognised destination for visitors; and that
  • Amisfield Walled Garden becomes a model example of how a community can come together to improve their environment, learn new skills and become healthier and more active