Pocket Garden Stories


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In 2021 we held our first online showcase, where members of the public could vote on their favourite garden. Our judges also gave out Certificates of Achievement to outstanding gardens.

Themes for 2021 were the Year of Coasts and Waters and Celebrating Nature on your Doorstep.   

Winners of the Vote

1st Place

St Palladius Primary

2nd Place

Greenhills Primary

3rd Place

Ballerup Nursery Centre

Certificates of Achievement 

Applegarth and Hutton 

Glenlyon Primary School

Meldrum Academy

Ullapool Primary School

Whinhill Primary School


Applecross Primary School

Arnhall Day Nursery

Arnwood Nursery

Auchinairn Early Years Centre

Bishopton Primary School

Castlebrae Community High

Cornhill Primary School

Cowgate Under 5's Centre

Cradlehall Primary School

Duddingston Primary School

Greenbank Pre-School

Grove Academy

Houston Primary School

Junior World Childcare Group

Lauriston Nursery

Lockerbie Academy

Logie Coldstone Primary School

Milltimber Primary School

Monquhitter Primary School

Murrayburn Early Years Campus

Netherlee Primary School

Oakwood After School Care

Park View Primary School

Perth College Nursery

Rosneath Primary School

Shaw Mhor Early Years Centre

St Mary's School

Stow Primary School

Summerside Kindergarten

Todholm Primary School


Click on each image to see the story of the garden.

In 2020 we adapted the Pocket Garden competition to become ‘Pop-up Pocket Garden at Home’ as a lockdown project for schools, children and families. Some of the young gardeners also presented their Pop-Up Pocket Gardens on BBC2’s Beechgrove Garden.

Themes for 2020 were Keep Scotland Beautiful's 20th Birthday and the Year of Coasts and Waters.

Aboyne Primary School

Caol Primary School

Carrick Knowe Primary School

Corsehill Primary School

Crathes Primary School

Dunbeg Primary School

Dyce Academy

Gargunnock Primary School

Grove Academy

Lochardil Early Learning Centre

Pinkie St Peter's Primary School

Rosneath Primary School

Stanmore House School

St Michael's Primary School

Beechgrove Garden Broadcast


Click on each image to see the story of the garden.

Our Pocket Garden theme for 2019 was water and our changing climate. Designs included rain gardens for sustainable drainage, drought tolerant gardens, wetland gardens and coastal gardens. 

Anna Ritchie School

Ardeer Primary School

Arnhall Day Nursery

Bishopton Primary School

Bun-Sgoil Stafainn

Carluke High School

Corsehill Primary School

Dunoon Grammar School

Families Growing Together

Grove Academy

Hermitage Academy

Hillwood Primary School

Hutchesons' Grammar School

Lauriston Day Nursery

Noblehill Primary School

Our Lady of the Missions Primary School

Park Primary School

Pinewood School

Pollok Children's Centre

St Peter's High School

Renfew High School

Whinhill Primary School

Winning Entries 2019

RCHS Magazine Article

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