The gardens at Fulham Palace are of historical significance, since in the 17th century Bishop Compton was among the first to import rare species from Virginia. The walled garden dates from the 18th century, but has a Tudor ornamental doorway facing the house. It is currently being restored, planting has begun and an aluminium glasshouse has replaced the derelict vinery.
Ardentinny Community Trust Ltd. bought the walled garden, which once belonged to Glenfinart House, from the Forestry Commission, and plan to establish a working garden producing affordable, organic fruit and vegetables alongside a more formal leisure garden, while creating opportunities for employment and training.
Gilmerton House operates as an exclusive venue for weddings and corporate events. The walled garden is set some distance from the house and is presently being established as a separate Community Interest Company. The garden will operate as a facility for work experience for those temporally unable to work due to mental ill health. In the process of work experience, volunteers will restore the garden and develop a range of kitchen produce to be used at Gilmerton House.