Suntrap Garden

Gardening Scotland

It’s not all hard work, some people come along and just enjoy the day out



You don’t see this everyday


Gardening Scotland – The Results

Congratulations to everyone who was involved with Gardening Scotland.  Thank you for giving your time, skills and enthusiasm.


Oatridge/Suntrap/Perennial, Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society

Ann and the team get GOLD

Ann and the team get GOLD


Pinewood Day Centre




Cedarbank School



Blooming Beetle on road to gold

From –

Horticulture Week
05 June 2009

Flower power drove gardening charity Perennial and land-based college Oatridge’s clapped-out VW Beetle to gold at Gardening Scotland.

Co-designer with Oatridge horticultural team leader Ann Burns, Oatridge Suntrap Garden leader John Smith said the most colourful car in Scotland could now be recycled to make an entrance feature at nearby Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway.

Perennial Beetle

Gardening Scotland – Beatlemania

It was a hard day setting up the beatle at the site.

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Gardening Scotland – Getting ready for the Pallet Competition

We’ve been extremely busy in the garden over the last month.  Our gardening classes took part in Gardening Scotland.

We entered three containers – Blackburn Support Centre, the Portobello Project and Cedarbank School, two pallet gardens – Cedarbank School and Pinewood Day Centre and along with Oatridge and Perennial, Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society we entered a show garden.

Here are the students from Pinewood Day Centre preparing their garden.  The design involved an old drawing board – on one side was a drawing of the plan of the garden they would like to create and on the other the finished garden.

Pnwd potting

The students planted and drew the design themselves.

Pnwd making pal

Placed the pots into the frame on the design board and on the other side wrote down the names of the plants.

Pnwd finished

Julie and Gillian from Suntrap helped to set it up on site at Gardening Scotland.

Opening Hours

The garden is open again on Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.