Pocket Garden winners announced
The 2017 One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden Competition attracted an overwhelming 300 entries, treble last year which was the first year of the competition.
We invited Eco-Schools from across Scotland to enter the competition in January, with pupils being asked to design a colourful and exciting pallet or pot sized garden which included plants for humans, plants for wildlife and represented Scotland’s history and heritage.
From the 300 entries, a total of 27 designs, from 24 schools across 16 local authority areas were selected by a panel of judges from the Garden for Life Forum and Gardening Scotland, for their innovative, sustainable and deliverable designs.
The winning schools, selected by members of the Garden for Life Forum, will now go on to plant and grow their designs to form the Living Garden feature at Gardening Scotland, the national gardening and outdoor living show at Ingliston, Edinburgh in June.
Eve Keepax, Food and Environment Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “We have been so excited by the diversity of ideas in how young people have interpreted the three themes of One Planet Picnic, Wildlife Gardening, and the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, as well as how many young people have taken part. It was fantastic to hear from schools how much they enjoyed entering the competition - discussing ideas, celebrating their heritage and planning to grow food for themselves and wildlife and doing it all sustainably!
28 February 2017