ROWAN – Respect Our Woodland And Nature

The ROWAN (Respect Our Woodland And Nature) Project works to explore ways of improving mental wellbeing through contact with nature.

Service Description

ROWAN offers members a chance to participate in conserving local woodland and walkways for the benefit of the wider community. The project offers health walks and an opportunity to learn about woodland skills and environmental issues, and encourage its members to enjoy the benefits of being close to nature and the sense of wellbeing it offers.

The project currently is involved in conservation activities with the local Ranger service at various locations including:

  • Bonnyrigg footpaths initiative – ROWAN has adopted section between Hardengreen and Bonnyrigg to improve the safety and access of this pathway
  • Dalkeith Secret garden – developing and improving an abandoned garden to encourage biodiversity and an excellent space to grow fruit and vegetables
  • Mayfield Recovery café garden
  • Midlothian Community Hospital Garden Project
  • Orchard Centre Gardens
  • Support the Grassy Riggs Garden
  • Roslin Glen

The Rowan Project is for people who:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • are a member within the Orchard Centre Services.
  • are reasonably fit
  • are willing to work to explore ways of improving mental wellbeing through contact with nature

ROWAN is open to all people, no matter their gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or beliefs. ROWAN also works with partners to provide training and learning opportunities for members

How To Get In Touch

Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 0131 663 1616

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any health or social care

Contact Info. & Service Address

14 Lothian Street
EH19 2DF

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Provider's Name: Health in Mind

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Health in Mind is a Scottish Charity whose mission is to promote tolerance and greater understanding of mental health issues through:

  • Offering a range of mental health and wellbeing services
  • Raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues
  • Innovating, developing and promoting new approaches to mental health improvement.
Previously known as Edinburgh Association for Mental Health (EAMH), Health in Mind was developed in 1982 and continues to deliver a wide range of services across the Lothians and Borders, including one national service.

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Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

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