The Pallet Garden Competition, organised for Gardening Scotland by the Scottish Gardeners’ Forum, is one of the most popular attractions at the Show.


Here gardening clubs and schools from across Scotland compete to create gardens that measure just 1m x 1m.

Our own Pallet Garden competition is organised in partnership with the Scottish Gardeners’ Forum and is open to a range of groups including nursery, primary and secondary schools.  The competition tasks school children to design and create a small garden (1m squared) for installation at the event where it will be judged by a panel of experts.  It’s a great opportunity for outdoor learning and cuts across a range of school subjects in support of the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence.

With over 20 schools competing and the majority of entrants coming from nursery and primary schools we feel confident a new generation of young horticulturalists is being nurtured.


Buchanan High
Canmore Primary School
Carrongrange High School
Cederbank School
Cove in Bloom
Fife College – Supported Programmes
Firpark Secondary School
Glencryan School
John The Baptist Primary School
Kinlochleven Primary School
Law Primary School Nursery
Law Primary School
Letham Primary School Nursery
Letham Early Childhood Centre
Lie Forrit Tranent
Parkhill Primary School
Mariner Support Service
New Stevenston Primary
North Berwick in Bloom
Ochil Community Garden
ROC’N Garden Group
Raploch Community Partnership’s
Rossie Young People’s Trust
Starley Hall School
Summerside Kindergarten and Pre-School
Tiphereth Peregrine Group
Whitelees Primary School

Brighter Bervie

Canmore Primary School

Carrongrange High School

Dean Park Primary School

Kinlochleven Nursery

Ochil Community Garden

Whitelees Primary School

Oatridge Campus SRUC

If you are interested in entering a Pallet Garden or Planter at Gardening Scotland or would like some more information, please email the Pallet Garden coordinator, John Smith at

Organised by the Scottish Gardeners’ Forum

The Pallet Gardens are kindly Sponsored by

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