Pocket Garden Design Winners Announced

Twenty four schools have been selected as winners of the fourth annual Pocket Garden Design Competition. The competition challenges pupils to create a garden design which will feature as part of a major display at Gardening Scotland this summer.

They will form the central feature of the Garden for Life area at Gardening Scotland, which will be running from the 31st May - 2nd June

From the 24 winners selected to participate in the final feature, three final winners will be selected from the display, as best interpretation of the water themes, best for food for people and best for wildlife.

The winners will be selected by a panel of judges including representatives from Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Garden For Life Forum.

Eve Keepax, Food and Environment Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “The range of entries to our annual One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden Design Competition have been fantastic. It is clear that pupils have managed to get really excited and thought a lot about these issues - exploring the relationship between food, the environment and biodiversity - all linking to our changing climate.


Anthony McCluskey, Chair of the Garden for Life Forum added:

“We can’t wait to see what the children have come up with this year. Extreme weather events are becoming more common as our climate changes. We need to adapt how we garden and grow food, so the competition this year is a chance for school children to engage with the ways in which climate change may affect Scotland.”


Further information about the competition can be found at:  www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/pocketgarden

07 March 2019


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