The Garden 4 Life invites you to discover the natural world in your garden. Experts on gardening for wildlife will be there, and the programme of workshops will show you how to make small changes that make a huge difference to the creatures we share our world with.

The centrepieces of the Garden for Life are the One Planet Picnic Pocket Gardens. Pupils from Eco-Schools across Scotland were asked to design ‘pocket-sized’ gardens using plants for people, plants for wildlife, and celebrate the themes of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Garden for Life is supported by the Scottish Government, Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Garden for Life Forum.

The Scottish Government will be providing advice on plant health and bio security on their stand, for more information visit this page here.

British Trust for Ornothology

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Butterfly Conservation Scotland

Central Scotland Green Network Trust

Plantlife Scotland

Scottish Men’s Sheds Association

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2019 Workshops Include;

Gardening for bees

Gardening for butterflies

Peat-free Gardening

Wildflowers in the garden

 

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Workshop Timetable 2018

Friday:

12pm: Gardening for butterflies and bees – Butterfly Conservation
2pm: Living Soils: Find out what makes your soil good for growing – GROW Observatory
3pm: Using wildflowers in the garden

Saturday:

11am: Using wildflowers in the garden
2pm: Training and pruning fruit trees – Appletreeman
3pm: Gardening for butterflies and bees – Butterfly Conservation

Sunday:

12pm: Gardening for bugs – Buglife
1pm: Living Soils: Find out what makes your soil good for growing – GROW Observatory
2pm: Using wildflowers in the garden – Plants with Purpose

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