Pocket Garden Competition Opens

The search is on for Scotland’s most innovative young garden designers and we're calling for schools to enter our nationwide Pocket Garden competition.

We're searching for green-fingered, innovative young designers to take part in this year’s Design a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden Competition.

School pupils from across Scotland are being encouraged to design a garden suitable for Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology using plants that can be eaten, that attract biodiversity and which reuse something which would otherwise have been thrown away.

The winning schools will be selected by members of the Garden for Life Forum. All of the winning entries will be created and brought together to form the main feature of the Living Garden area at the national Gardening Scotland event in June.

Eve Keepax, Food and Environment Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “We’re delighted to be running the One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden Competition with the Garden for Life Forum for a second year following the success of last year’s competition, which attracted almost 100 entries. This is a practical and fun way for young people to use their skills and utilise their knowledge in growing food sustainably which is central to a low carbon future.

“We’re searching for young, innovative designers who can design a pocket garden which embraces Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology to win the chance to feature at the Gardening Scotland event in June.”

The design submission deadline is Friday 10 February.


06 January 2017

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