greenyonder tours

about greenyonder

Jean Bareham with a tour group

Greenyonder Tours is an Edinburgh-based company, offering short walking tours around the city that bring you closer to people and places you'd be unlikely to encounter otherwise, all on a green theme.

Jean Bareham founded Greenyonder in summer 2008. Jean's background is in adult education and community development, and she's also worked as a librarian, an English language teacher and jobbing gardener.


Jean says: 'When I started Greenyonder Tours, I had an idea of taking people to a mixture of gardens, from pretty, traditional gardens to those small, local ones that so often bind communities together. Then that extended to bringing in some social history of the areas visited, and a look at what's happening in those local neighbourhoods today. I really pride myself on keeping up-to-date with the local communities we visit. So, although gardens, plants and green space still feature in the tours, guests can look forward to seeing a more people-centred side of Edinburgh too.'



updated 27 August 2017