AS we went to press, it was revealed that Corsehill Primary School had won a prestigious award for their Pocket Garden.

They took first prize in the Best Garden for One Planet Picnic Award at Gardening Scotland.

The Kilwinning school was presented with the award by environmental charity Keep Scotland Be autiful on Tuesday.

This pocket garden design was selected from a national competition to be one of 22 from schools across 15 local authority areas to help create the Garden for Life at the outdoor show.

The pupils were tasked with cultivating their creative garden designs which reflected the 2018 competition themes, growing food for people, gardening for wildlife and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The entries needed to use plants that can be eaten and attract biodiversity, alongside reusing materials which would otherwise be thrown away. The garden included clean, affordable, energy sources such as a windmill, waterwheel, solar panels and willow biomass.

The school also placed as the joint winner of the My Favorite Garden Award, voted for by the public.

Full report and pictures in next week’s Herald.