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Scottish War Blinded Show Garden at Gardening Scotland

03/07/2016

Scottish War Blinded, Binny Plants and Ian White Associates 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 the Scottish War Blinded’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, ceramic poppies and prepared the planting.

Scottish War Blinded were established by the organisation now known as Royal Blind in 1915 to support blinded soldiers returning to Scotland from World War One with rehabilitation and vocational skills training. One hundred years on, Scottish War Blinded 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 IWA