Williamwood High School

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.  Teddy bears are enjoying a picnic at the beach in this design, which features vertical growing and some iconic emblems from Scottish tall tales and technology.

Reused containers

Plastic bottle flowers


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 Williamwood High School’s Pocket Garden Story in their own words:

Our design features a telephone planted with herbs growing from the mouthpiece because the telephone is a Scottish invention. There is also a Loch Ness monster made from recycled tubing and garden gnomes wearing kilts.

We chose plants that would attract butterflies and bees: sunflowers and lavender. At the bottom of our design are recycled picnic jars planted with edible ingredients like cress, and stones with Scottish things painted on them.

We thought carefully about of our stone designs. We created our butterfly mobile to remember the real butterflies we raised from caterpillars and released in the Eco Garden. How many more stones, mugs and jars do we need to collect and recycle? We took good care of our plants inside and out to help them grow and flower!

Our garden gnomes were named Aidan and Ross after the real Aidan and Ross: our S6 maths and PE helpers

Handmade flowers

Building the base

Taking shape

Adding colour

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