AN HISTORIC garden could be in line for a boost thanks to shoppers.

Amisfield Walled Garden, on the outskirts of Haddington, has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund.

The team behind the garden, near Haddington Golf Club, are looking to use the funds for a special garden.

Kate Rycroft, chairwoman of the Amisfield Preservation Trust, said: “We’re raising funds to develop a new ‘potager’ garden where we can demonstrate how to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs in a way that is ornamental as well as being productive.

“The new garden will include interpretation panels to explain to garden visitors how the plants are grown and how they can be used for food and medicine.

“The garden will be created by our volunteer team over next spring and summer.”

Mrs Rycroft said the fundraising scheme would be “relying” on Co-op members.

Every time a customer buys a selected Co-op branded product or shopping bag, a portion of the sale is donated to local causes. Co-op members can select the garden as their cause at