Kinnouill Primary School
Lolly stick labels
Bug hotel in the base
School logo pennant
Every garden has a story to tell about the people who helped make it, the challenges faced, solutions found, lessons learned and the unexpected pleasures along the way. Here is Kinnoull Primary School's Pocket Garden Story in their own words
Mrs Tiggy Winkle’s garden is a window onto life
on land from a hedgehog’s viewpoint. There’s a wormery, a hedgehog house and a snail sanctuary, all with easy access for a hedgehog.
Primary 1’s ‘Mrs Tiggy Winkle’s Pocket Garden is a picnic and home for local wildlife. The P1 Garden Detectives have developed their skills across many
curricular areas and we hope to use these to develop the school grounds.
We have learned about plants and local wildlife.
We even had our own caterpillars which we cared for, studied and then released as butterflies into the school grounds.
We hope that our Pocket Garden will attract other wildlife and inspire others to do the same in their own gardens.
Alastair from Gannochy Trust helped us to weave willow to make fences for our Pocket Garden and hedgehog hotels to attract local wildlife.
We have learned about what plants need to grow and we have planted lots of seeds for our garden and some in the school grounds.
Primary 1 have visited local gardens, Branklyn Gardens over the past few months.
We have learned lots on our visits about trees, ponds, flowers and local wildlife. We even made a huge bug hotel and helped to put up bird boxes.
Garden design model
Planning the design
Caring for plants
Goal 15: Life On Land
Each Pocket Garden celebrates one of the seventeen Global Goals. The Goals aim to protect our planet and improve the lives of people everywhere. Mrs Tiggy Winkle’s garden is a window onto life on land from a hedgehog’s viewpoint. There’s a wormery, a hedgehog house and a snail sanctuary, all with easy access for a hedgehog.