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 2018, Gardening Scotland will run from 1-3 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 third year running, in 2018 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 pallet sized garden. This year’s theme is the UN Sustainable Development Goals and we are looking for schools to design a garden highlighting one, or more of the #GlobalGoals using plants that can be eaten, that attract biodiversity and which reuse something which would otherwise have been thrown away.

The 2018 competition brochure is available to download from this page as well as the full report from the 2017 event which includes photos of the winning gardens being created and a list of workshops. Visit the One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden web page to find out more and to read their stories.

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