GREEN fingered youngsters at Tulliallan Primary have been named among the winners of a national competition.

The school came top in Keep Scotland Beautiful's annual Pocket Garden Design contest which is run in partnership with the Garden for Life Forum.

Its Honeycomb haven entry was inspired by bees and included hexagons planters, reflecting the shape of the honeycomb that bees build in a bee hive.

The garden will hold bee friendly flowers and edible plants and also include a shallow pool of water for bees to get a clean drink of water on hot summer days.

Tulliallan Primary was one of over 100 schools who got to work designing a miniature garden for the competition.

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From these, thirty designs were selected as winners from across 19 local authority areas. Pupils have now been invited to build and grow their garden at school before filming or photographing it to be displayed as part of an online interactive showcase garden in June which the public will be invited to visit to vote for their favourite.

Eve Keepax, Education and Learning Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “Pocket Garden has once again inspired some fantastic learning and ideas.

"Nature’s Engineering is the world’s most sustainable technology, from bird nests to beaver dams. It provides solutions for the challenges of life in amazing ways.

"The children celebrate Nature’s Engineers in their designs and will use sustainable ways to grow and create their gardens so that they’re good for wildlife and can also provide a wee snack for visitors.

“Well done to everyone that entered the competition. I'm already looking forward to seeing the transformations from design to real garden.”