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Vote opens for nation's favourite Pocket Garden

Pupils from across Scotland are preparing for their garden design and build efforts to be showcased to the country as part of our annual Pocket Garden Design competition.

In partnership with Garden for Life Forum, nursery and school pupils, aged three to 18, were invited earlier this year to design a miniature pocket-sized garden which included food for people, was good for wildlife, reuses something and was linked to the theme nature’s engineers.

Thirty designs, from more than 100 entries, were selected as winners from across 19 local authority areas earlier this year. Winning classes and schools have built and grown their designs which are now featuring in an online showcase for you to view and vote for your favourite before 9am on 24 June.

Eve Keepax, our Senior Education and Learning Officer, said, “The transformations from design to real garden are amazing, and I would like to congratulate all the pupils and educators.

"Nature’s engineering is the world’s most sustainable technology, from bird nests to beaver dams. It provides solutions for the challenges of life in amazing ways. 

"The showcased Pocket Gardens all incorporate nature’s engineers in their designs along with sustainable ways to grow plants which are good for wildlife and can also provide a wee snack for visitors. It also provides a fantastic framework for practical, creative and outdoor learning.

“I’d like to wish all good luck and encourage people to view the digital showcase from 14-24 June and vote for their favourite.”

The Pocket Garden Design competition aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Four, Learning for Sustainability, and is run as part of our Climate Action Schools framework. It gives pupils and educators a creative focus for learning for sustainability, STEM skills, and the Curriculum for Excellence while learning more about the climate and nature emergencies and having fun learning outdoors.

The showcase can be found online now.


14 June 2024

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