SCHOOL pupils across the Highlands are being encouraged to take part in a nationwide garden designing competition.
Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has launched the 2023 edition of the Pocket Garden Design Competition in partnership with Garden for Life Forum, calling on budding garden designers from schools across Scotland.
Following the great success of the competition in 2022, this year the charity is inviting secondary, primary and nursery pupils to design a colourful and sustainable garden.
The designers of the best entries will be invited to build and grow their garden at school before filming or photographing it to be displayed as part of an online interactive garden in June.
Eve Keepax, education and learning officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “We’re really excited to be able to announce our Pocket Garden Design Competition for 2023. The theme of celebration gives schools a chance to show what they value, are grateful for or what they admire. It could be the achievement of a national figure or the everyday kindness of a local person. I’m looking forward to seeing designs from schools across the country that help to make 2023 a year full of celebration.”
“What or who will your pupils want to celebrate in their garden design?”
Last year 340 entries were received, with the work of 45 finalists being displayed in a digital showcase.
Entrants this year should reflect the interlinked themes of a garden of celebration, one planet picnic, and wildlife gardening.
All types and styles of celebration are welcome from colourful fiesta to proud memorial. The celebration theme could be inspired by a national event such as the upcoming coronation of His Majesty King Charles III or more personal connections to inspiring people or local events.
Designs must be submitted no later than 5pm on February 22 to [email protected]
Further information and inspiration from past years can be found at www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/pocketgarden.
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