Commemorate those who came from every corner of Scotland and who never returned from the First World War.
Each year veterans from Glen Art have created award winning show garden at the Gardening Scotland Show.
Last year their ‘One Hundred Years of Remembrance “ garden, in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Wilfred Owen Association, was awarded a silver medal and voted the “Peoples’ Choice”.
For 2018 they want to commemorate those who came from every corner of Scotland and who never returned from the First World War, or whose lives were changed forever by their experiences.
Founder Fiona Macdonald said: “We are asking for small donations from communities across Scotland of plants, heather, thistles, and poppies for example, and items, which could be as small as a pebble or handful of sand, to include in this year’s garden. They can be sent to us at Glen Art , The old Garden Centre, The Erskine Home, Bishopton , Renfrewshire PA7 5PU, or we will arrange to collect them from you.”
“We would also be grateful for the name of someone from your community who did not return home, so that we can include them in our design.”
“An example of the kind of contribution we would hope to receive would be a handful of sand from the beach at Morar, and the name Nurse Mary McKinnon, from Arisaig, who drowned when the Glenart Castle Hospital Ship was sunk in the Bristol channel on February 26th 1918.”
Please do get in touch if you would like to contribute to the garden for 2018. Further information from firstname.lastname@example.org