Laurieston Day Nursery

Children made labels

The Sun

Garden story on display

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 Laurieston Day Nursery in their own words.

Preschool children at Lauriston Nursery in Dunfermline have designed a garden that explores what country food has originated from.

The children created a mind map to share their ideas on food around the world and what they would like to grow in our world garden. From their ideas we have learned about countries around the world and found out what produce originates in each place.

The children helped to design a Pocket Picnic garden to incorporate a range of vegetables and herbs from across the world. The centre of our design includes a metal globe frame which supports a selection of plant pots and containers where our herbs and vegetables will grow.

The plants are positioned in accordance to their geographical location and feature handmade wooden signs to detail what are growing in each pot and the country. The children have created a scale model using craft materials to display the different locations recreated through our design.

Our globe garden features Lavender, Basil, Potatoes, Strawberries and mint along with a few others. Our globe design is positioned in our solar system base made up of different planet pots that have flowers growing inside to correspond to the planets colours.

The sun is made of Dwarf Sunflowers, Mercury - Pebbles, Venus - Yellow Pansies, The Earth - Our Globe Garden, Mars - Red Geraniums, Jupiter- Orange and Yellow Marigolds, Saturn - Buttercups, Uranus - Blue and Purple Violas and Neptune is made of Blue Lobelia.

Our plants by area are: Europe - Mint and Thyme, Mediterranean - Lavender, Asia - Basil, Asia - Carrots, Africa - Onion and Beetroot, North America - Chives and Strawberries and South America - Potatoes.

Planting seeds

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Each Pocket Garden celebrates one of the seventeen Global Goals. The Goals aim to protect our planet and improve the lives of people everywhere.  Where in the world? Edible plants from around the world are growing in a globe according to their country of origin. The globe garden sits within our solar system, powered by the light of the sun.

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