Green Routes Stirling

Our objectives are:

  1. The advancement of education and training for people with additional support needs and others disadvantaged in the labour market
  2. The development of employment opportunities for people with additional support needs and others disadvantaged in the labour market
  3. The advancement of sustainable development

Green Routes Stirling is a registered Scottish charity, based in the Walled Garden of Gargunnock House, near Stirling.

We offer young people with support needs an opportunity to learn and grow, to develop skills for life, learning and work.

The video below was made by a group of students at Stirling University. In it Jean Gavin our Employability Support Manager, and some of our volunteers, staff and students explain what we do together.

Green Routes offers hands-on training in horticulture and an alternative to classroom-based education for young people with additional support needs.


Our team of volunteers and students working together have brought a disused and neglected walled garden back to life, and we offer a range of volunteering opportunities in a supportive environment.

Volunteers are offered training to act as mentors and role models for individuals and groups of students, while others help in the running of the Green Routes Project as members of its Board of Management.

We encourage people who are interested in volunteering or who would like more information to get in touch, or simply to visit the garden to learn more about our activities.

Phone us on 07548 443267

Email Gillian Forster at

Visit us at the Walled Garden, Gargunnock House, Gargunnock, Stirling FK8 3AZ (map and directions below) but please phone first.

The postcode FK8 3AZ gives a very precise location on Google Maps.

From J10 of the M9, follow the signs for the A84 Stirling and A811 Erskine Bridge. After about 4 miles on the A811, take the signed turning on the left to Gargunnock (after the turning to Doune on the right) and continue on Station Road through the village and along Manse Brae (back towards Stirling), until the entrance to Gargunnock House, on the left beside a white cottage. (Alternatively, take the earlier, unsigned turning to the left on the A811 which leads after half a mile to the entrance to Gargunnock House, on the right).

Go through the main gate from the road and follow the driveway until you read a fork in the drive. Take the left fork, not the right-hand one to the House, and you will find the garden next to an old uninhabited building.