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. Plants from the Celtic Rainforest appear in this design of a Crannog, reminding us of times past and with inspired ideas for looking after wildlife for the future.
Moss and lichen
Please spray the garden
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 Harmeny School’s Pocket Garden Story in their own words:
Our original design encompasses the themes of Heritage, Wildlife & Food.
The centrepiece is the Crannog, created using natural & found materials. The garden designer enlisted the help of adults from the school community to develop his drawing into reality.
We sourced appropriate plants but also found many examples growing around school, e.g. ferns and mosses.
It was fun experimenting with how to create the ‘loch’ feature.