Now in its third year, Anniesland Garden Show has show gardens created by Landscape Design and Construction students at Anniesland College as well as plant sales and other related activities. This year’s show AnnieslandGardenShow2013_03has an environmental theme and the gardens cover a wide range of topics from environmental destruction to growing your own, encouraging wildlife and waste reduction.

This year’s show was held on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June and we were along with an information stall about the food residue composting scheme that we operate in partnership with the College and Inspire CatAnnieslandering. Several of the students were using the compost that is produced by the sheme in their gardens.

The theme of the show was ‘Our Environment’. Thirty students from first and second year Landscape Design and Construction battled it out for seventeen places in the show. From environmental destruction, mass extinction and pollution to preservation of wildlife habitats, renewable energy and growing your own, there’s a wide range of subjects being covered.

We were really impressed by all the finalists – there was lots of creativity and humour and, of course, the effective use of unwanted resources was also impressive.

This was also the first event that Rebecca and Melanie, our Glasgow University Settlement students, attended to speak to people about their awareness of DRCET and the work we do and to hear about what their concerns are about local environmental issues. So a big thank to everyone that completed our short survey!

You can see photos of the all the gardens in the slideshow below. Congratulations to Richard Florence who won Best in Show for his ‘Dig for Victory’ garden and all the other students who reached the final. You can also see more photos and information about the gardens on the Garden Show Facebook page.

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