Knightswood Secondary

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. The iconic Kelpies are re-created here, echoing Scotland’s heritage of myths as well as the modern sculptures. These Kelpies will be havens for wildlife, covered in flowering plants.

Bright flowers

Solar power

Kelpie detail

Stacked flowerbeds

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 Knightswood Secondary School’s Pocket Garden Story in their own words:

We have created a fun, dynamic garden for all to enjoy.

Our design is based on The Kelpies because they are iconic public sculptures.

We grew flowers from seed and built an armature from recycled materials to create the base for our garden. The colourful plants are integrated into the Kelpies themselves.

Our garden is bold, vibrant and inspiring, we hope you enjoy it.

Plants growing

Base built from pallets

Painting the Kelpies

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