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 / St Ambrose
Broxburn Academy, School Gardening
Broxburn Academy, Nurture
Broxburn Academy, Oatridge Group
Broxburn Primary, The hub
Dalgety Bay Primary
EATS Rosyth
Gartmore Primary
Law Primary
Letham Primary School Nursery
Letham Primary School, Family Group
Mearns Academy
Parkhill Primary School
Petersburn Primary School
Pinkie St Peters Primary School
St John the Baptist Primary School
West Primary School

Brighter Bervie
Fife College
Green Routes
Mariner Support Centre
North Berwick in Bloom
Ochil Community Garden
‘Pathways’ Adult Support Service
Rossie Young People’s Trust
Tayport Community Garden
Tiphereth Garden Group
Tiphereth Peregrine Group
1st Uphall Girl Guide Company
West Fife Community Support service
1 Pallet group 6th Clydebank Scout Group

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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