Welcome to the Friends of Harrison Park


Welcome to the Friends of Harrison Park.

The park is in the Merchiston area of Edinburgh and the site is intended to provide information on all aspects of both the park and the Friends of the Park.

The Friends of Harrison Park work in partnership with the Council to oversee the management, maintenance and development of this green space. Recent projects, including upgrading of paths, interpretive signage, naturalised bulb planting, have all contributed to making Harrison Park a delightful, accessible and well used community green space.

In 2008 Harrison Park was awarded Green Flag status – one of the first flags issued in Scotland.  The scheme aims to encourage safe, clean and accessible public parks which are managed in an environmentally sustainable way.

Harrison Park West

Harrison Park West

Harrison Park East

Harrison Park East

Explore Harrison Park wildlife with RSPB – 22nd July 2016

Come and Explore Harrison Park

On the 22nd July the RSPB will be running a bioblitz!

What’s a bioblitz?

The idea of a bioblitz is to collect loads of information about the wildlife living in one area over a set period of time. They work best if there are lots of people involved, looking into lots of different species – the more wildlife uncovered the better.

Come and Join in -

Where: Harrison Park

When: 22nd July 2016

Time: 10am – 3pm

How much: FREE

What should I bring: You don’t need to bring anything along to the bioblitz. Just come along and have some fun!

RSPB-Harrison Park

Harrison Park Herb Garden – Sunday 31st May 2015

Come and get stuck in to the herb garden on Sunday 31st May 2015 – 10:30am – 1pm

  • Plant propagation – how to harvest seeds and take cuttings
  • Planting and tidying up the garden bed

Harrison Park community herb garden is in the dog-free zone, accessed from Harrison Road

All welcome, tools and gloves provided. Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult