sees prison garden win at Gardening Scotland

The People's Choice garden winner at Gardening Scotland was the Scottish Prison Service.

The show garden was entitled ‘Within these walls – a journey inside’, and was designed and created by men from Glenochil prison in Alloa and women from Cornton Vale prison in Stirling.


More than 40 men and women from both prisons, designed the garden to take visitors on a journey through the life of a prisoner – from the initial dark and lonely days through to the brighter moments of creating new friendships and embarking on new endeavours.


Tom Fox from the Scottish Prison Service said: "This was a great opportunity to showcase the skills of the men and women from the prisons across Scotland, and to help people understand what life is like within the prison walls. One of the key features of the garden was a wrought iron tree of hope, which we wanted to represent the hope of all those living within the prisons. We’re delighted to have won this award – it’s a real testament to the hard work put in by all those involved."


Adrian Nind, managing director at UK added: "The ‘I Dig It’ Award is a great part of the Gardening Scotland event, and gives everyone attending the first day of the show the chance to recognise some great talent in the Show Gardens which have been designed. There were so many fantastic gardens that it was undoubtedly very hard to choose! But we’re delighted to the Scottish Prison Service and the men and women who took part."


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