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Winning pallet at Gardening Scotland 2017
How to bring a small scale garden design to life! Photo: NR
The Pre School children from Summerside Kindergarten, with a little help, had great fun recreating their Warriston allotment in miniature for the Gardening Scotland Pallet Garden Competition 2017. The children painted the backdrop and shed, sowed the seeds and nurtured the seedlings.
We took a trip on the nursery bus out to Ingliston to the event and the children all helped to plant up the pallet with our own compost and plants. The overall effect was very colourful and told a lovely story about our allotment journey.
The children's efforts were rewarded with a GOLD medal!
The pallet garden was then recreated at the nursery for the parents to see and was a big hit.
If you are wondering, the flowers and vegetables are now all back growing in the nursery allotment at Warriston.