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Sight Scotland Show Garden at Gardening Scotland

03/07/2016

Sight Scotland, Binny Plants and RaeburnFarquharBowen collaborated to create a new show garden at Scotland’s largest gardening event, Gardening Scotland, where we were awarded a Silver Gilt medal and 'Best New Show Garden'.

Many elements of Sight Scotland’s World War One commemorative garden have been produced by visually impaired veterans who attend the charity’s Linburn Centre in Wilkieston, West Lothian. Members in the Linburn Workshop, Garden and Art Room have produced the trench frames and ceramic poppies and prepared the planting.

Sight Scotland was established by the organisation now known as Sight Scotland Veterans in 1915 to support blinded soldiers returning to Scotland from World War One with rehabilitation and vocational skills training. One hundred years on, Sight Scotland celebrates a century of supporting veterans of the Armed Forces who have been blinded in service or developed visual impairments in subsequent later life.

The completed garden for Scottish War Blinded

The project team including Chris Scott-Kiddie from Raeburn Farquhar Bowen