Larbert Day Nursery

Joint Winner: 2018 My Favourite Garden Public Vote

The Gruffalo

Planted grass

Containers reused for planting

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 the Pocket Garden Story from Larbert Day Nursery in their own words.

In January 2018 we visited Hogan’s Fine Food Company within our local community. Our pre-school children purchased fruit and learned about the different varieties of locally sourced produce and its importance.

The babies planted grass seeds, wild flowers and carrots, and also made models from recycled bottles and cups. Our 2-3 year old children planted beans and onions. Our 3-4 year old children created a hairy caterpillar and snake from recycled clothes. Our 4-5 year old children also planted carrots, chives and nasturtiums and are helping to construct the Gruffalo from natural resources collected on walks to the local woods.

We have been very fortunate to receive some donations of items, plants and practical support from parents, grandparents and carers, some of which have been able to help with growing and sourcing different plants and helping with the construction of our bug hotels and securing the pallet.  Here at Larbert Day Nursery we have all been very excited to be involved in this project and we intend to continue to develop our pocket garden and link it with our evidence for our Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.


Babies planting grass

Building the base

Watering the plants

Goal 4: Quality Education 

Each Pocket Garden celebrates one of the seventeen Global Goals. The Goals aim to protect our planet and improve the lives of people everywhere.  Join Larbert Day Nursery for a picnic in the deep, dark wood and see what woodland creatures you can spot, including a famous fictional character. Stories that connect us to the world are part of quality education.

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