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Pocket Garden Stories 2018

Every garden has a story to tell about the people who helped make it, the challenges faced, solutions found, lessons learned and the unexpected pleasures along the way.  

Have a look at how these Pocket Gardens celebrate and support the Global Goals.


Larbert Day Nursery

Larbert Day Nursery

Join Larbert Day Nursery for a picnic in the deep, dark wood and see what woodland creatures you can spot, including a famous fictional character. Stories that connect us to the world are part of Goal 4: Quality Education. Read more.

Noblehill Primary School

Noblehill Primary School

A wishing well is made into a home for wildlife on land. It represents our pupils’ ‘Wishes for Fishes’ - cleaner seas, less plastic and healthy oceans. What do you wish for? Nice representation of Goal 14 - Life Below Water. Read more.

Cowie Primary School

Cowie Primary School

Big goals for bugs! A garden of 17 Global Goals for happy minibeasts works beautifully to remind us of the aims of the Global Goals for people. Which is your favourite? Read more.

Kemnay Academy

Kemnay Academy

Join the fun in this sustainable helter skelter that integrates irrigation, homes for wildlife and waste recycling as well as local, seasonal food. A model sustainable community for Goal 11- Sustainable Cities & Communities. Read more.

Logierait Primary School

Logierait Primary School

A flight of fancy! Miniature varieties of vegetables are growing in this fairy garden. It is also a haven for butterflies, using seeds or cuttings from plants in the school’s butterfly rearing project.  Read more.

Glenwood Family Centre

Glenwood Family Centre

Glenwood’s Foodbank is full of food they have grown. The children say, “If you don’t have any food you can come and take some food from this garden.” Little ones showing us how to share and build a world with No Poverty - Goal 1. Read more.

Bun Sgoil Staffainn

Bun Sgoil Staffainn

Wrecked! Here’s the story of the wreck of a Clyde Puffer that foundered in 1919 during a storm in Staffin Bay. It’s a reminder of coastal industry and our ties to the sea for food and employment and a good reminder of Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.  Read more.

First Steps Nursery

First Steps Nursery

Not your normal vegetable plot, edibles and plants for wildlife intermingle in lush profusion. Your vegetable plot can look beautiful as well as bountiful: a recipe for happy, healthy living and Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being.  Read more.

Kinnouil Primary School

Kinnouil Primary School

Mrs Tiggy Winkle’s garden is a window onto life on land from a hedgehog’s viewpoint. There’s a wormery, a hedgehog house and a snail sanctuary, all with easy access for a hedgehog. Read more.

Summerside Kindergarten

Summerside Kindergarten

A home for everyone. This home, built from driftwood, has space for birds, bats and bugs. Planted with plants attractive to wildlife and edible for people, it provides a welcome for all. Read more.

MacDuff Primary School

MacDuff Primary School

A lobster pot makes a perfect soft fruit cage! Inspired by their coastal location and making use of a disused boat and other items from the local fishing industry this is a picnic at sea for Goal 14: Life Below Water.  Read more.

Cowgate Nursery

Cowgate Nursery

Learning naturally. Inspired by plants that the children see growing wild in their outdoor spaces, this celebration of Goal 15 Life On Land is populated by minibeasts and has food for people and wildlife including, nettles and wild strawberries.  Read more.

Easdale Primary School

Easdale Primary School

The Isle of Seil in miniature with it’s features including the famous Clachan ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’ and vegetables as food forests.  Read more.

Laurieston Nursery

Laurieston Nursery

Where in the world? Edible plants from around the world are growing in a globe according to their country of origin. The globe garden sits within our solar system, powered by the light of the sun.  Read more.

Pocket Garden Brochure

Pocket Garden Brochure

Your guide to the Garden 4 Life at Gardening Scotland all about One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden and the designs on display. Read more.

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