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Visit us at Gardening Scotland 2 - 4 June 2017

On the 2 – 4 June we will be at Gardening Scotland in the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, to feature the winning designs of our national One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden competition.

You can find us outside in the Living Garden, hosted by the Garden for Life Forum which we provide the secretariat for.

We invited Eco-Schools from across Scotland to enter our competition, asking pupils 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.

We had an amazing response to the pocket garden competition, with an overwhelming 300 entries - 220 more than last year which was the first year of the competition. At Gardening Scotland you can see 21 winning entries brought to life following much hard work from pupils across Scotland.

Three final winners will be selected from the 21 on display in the following categories: ‘best garden for wildlife’; ‘best garden for One Planet Picnic theme’ and ‘best garden for Year of theme’.

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! The competition seems to have really captured imaginations.”

You can purchase tickets on the Gardening Scotland website and read more about our One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden competition at www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/pocketgarden

25 May 2017

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