Dunoon Grammar School

Winner: 2017 Best Garden for Wildlife

The Living Garden, hosted by the Garden for Life Forum promotes wildlife friendly gardening. Schools were invited to design a small garden including celebrating the 2017 year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. All aboard! ‘Oh flowers of Scotland’ by Dunoon Grammar School shows their interpretation of the Flying Scotsman locomotive in full bloom.

Every garden tells a story about the people who helped make it, the challenges faced, solutions found, lessons learned and the unexpected pleasures along the way. Here is Dunoon Grammar School’s Pocket Garden Story in their own words:

The moment that we found out we got a place in the One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden competition we took a picture of us celebrating. We were in the final 24 out of 300 applicants from the whole of SCOTLAND. Help ma boab!

"I am watering the plants we are growing in our greenhouse getting them ready for our pocket garden. We found out about plants that grow in Scotland. We went to the garden centre to buy seeds and plants. Not all of our seeds grew so our teachers are giving us some from their gardens".

This is where I help out for my work experience, at the Walled Garden in Ardentinny, all day on a Monday. I get lots of expert advice on how to help grow fruit, vegetables and plants for our pallet garden. I am moving strawberries ready for us to plant.

This is our train. We built it is technical studies. We made it from bits of wood and an old pallet. We learned how to use the tools and it was hard work. Mr Sanborn gave us old pipes, a bucket and wheels from his yard to go on our train.

Scottish symbols

Train conductor

School initials

Watering plants

Choosing plants

Technical studies

Work experience

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