Garden for Life at Gardening Scotland

Every year, the Garden for Life Forum members exhibit in the Garden for Life area (previosuly called Living Garden) at Gardening Scotland - the national gardening and outdoor living show and Scotland’s gardening festival.

In 2019, Gardening Scotland will run from 31 May -2 June at The Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.

Visitors to the Garden for Life area can chat with forum members to find out more about each organisation, explore how to garden for nature through the centrepiece show garden, and attend one of the exciting and informative workshops that run throughout each day.

For the fourth year running, in 2019 the Forum is delighted to work with Keep Scotland Beautiful to offer a 'One Planet Picnic pocket garden' competition. Young people aged 3-18 from across Scotland are being asked to design a colourful and exciting pocket sized garden. 2019 themes celebrate Scotland’s landscape by linking plants and place with water and our changing climate.  They are: Rain gardens for sustainable drainage, Drought tolerant gardens, Wetland or fresh water margin gardens and Coastal gardens.  We'll be looking for designs that are good for wildlife, have food for people and that can adapt and survive our changing climate.

The 2019 competition brochure is available to download as well as the Gardening Scotland 2018 report and images of the 2018 winning gardens. Visit the One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden web page to find out more and to read garden stories from 2018.

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