Amisfield Walled Garden, on the outskirts of Haddington in East Lothian, was built in the 18th century. The garden is free to visit and features herbaceous borders, fruit and vegetable beds, a wildflower meadow, orchard and woodland.
It is managed by the Amisfield Preservation Trust, with volunteers doing much of the work to keep the garden running. Now Viridor Credits Environmental Company has awarded the trust £49,722 to erect a community education building that will also provide shelter for the volunteers.
The building will provide room for training courses, meetings and garden volunteers as well as the increasing numbers of schools and other groups using the garden for education and leisure activities.
Volunteers will work with a local builder to build the centre during spring, with work to be completed in mid-summer.
Trust chair Kate Rycroft said: "We are delighted to have received such a generous grant award from Viridor Credits. The new building will be a major step forward in our plans to develop Amisfield Walled Garden as a resource that can be used by all members of the local community.
"Over the past year we have involved over 400 people in activities at the garden and have welcomed over 1,000 visitors. The new building will enable us to provide much improved facilities in delivering our community education programme."