Kids awarded silver prize for enchanted pallet garden at Gardening Scotland

Posted: 06/06/2017 | Child Care,

A garden designed by children at Kidscene’s After School and Holiday Club has been granted a silver award at Gardening Scotland.

The enchanted fairy garden was created by green-fingered kids and staff for the Scottish Gardeners’ Forum pallet gardening challenge.

Girls hold certificate in gardenThe challenge was set up to encourage amateur gardening groups, schools and horticultural societies to participate and showcase their work in national and local shows.

A group of children worked with Kidscene Playworker Ros Marshall to design their entry into the competition.

As part of the challenge, entrants are required to assemble their garden in a pallet supplied by the Scottish Gardener’s Forum. Ros took the Olivia and Orla (pictured) to Gardening Scotland to create their enchanted garden.

The children chose plants that would act as a forest for the fairies included leafy ferns and herbs. They also created a house for the fairies, a toad stool, pathways, and even a washing line.

They completed their garden by telling the story of the fairy garden with a poster for a specially decorated backboard.

Kidscene were presented with a certificate recording their achievement.

Care and After School Manager, Roseanne Allison, said: “Our team put so much time and effort into this garden, it’s an absolutely fantastic achievement, I’m very proud of them for winning a silver award on their first ever entry into the competition.

"Olivia and Orla were absolutely over the moon with their silver award.

“Ros is a keen gardener so this was very much her idea from the outset. The girls chose the theme for the garden and were extremely creative with their ideas for the garden. They have been working on this for weeks and laid out the garden at Kidscene to see how the finished garden would look.

“I’m particularly pleased for Ros as it was her last day with Kidscene on Friday as her husband is retiring and they are going travelling.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Ros for her hard work on this and for Kidscene.”