Pocket Garden

The 2024 Pocket Garden Design Competition is now CLOSED for entries

 This competition links garden design, sustainability and engineering in the natural world, from burrows to nests and, influencing human technology.

Thirty designs have been selected as winners from across 19 local authority areas.  Pupils have now been invited to build and grow their garden at school before filming or photographing it to be displayed as part of our online interactive showcase garden in June which the public will be invited to visit to vote for their favourite.

Any questions? email pocketgarden@keepscotlandbeautiful.org 

What is a Pocket Garden?

A Pocket Garden is a miniature garden that uses edible plants, plants that attract wildlife, and that reuses something which would otherwise have been thrown away. 

Each year, we invite young people from schools across Scotland to send in their designs for a colourful and exciting environmentally friendly, pocket-sized garden.  Pupils who send in the winning designs are then invited to build and grow their gardens to display. 

Previously, Pocket Gardens have been displayed at Gardening Scotland in Edinburgh, where they have been visited by the BBC Beechgrove Garden team, the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and the Lord Provost of Edinburgh. You can see last years' winning designs transformed into fabulous gardens in our online Pocket Garden 2023 showcase.


Get in touch with:
Eve Keepax
Senior Officer, Education and Learning

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