Wildlife Garden

The wildlife garden has provided a fantastic haven for wildlife for many years and is continually being developed so that it can be used to its full potential.

May – June 2021: We have created a new entrance to the Wildlife Garden which is much more accessible and welcoming. With a lot of hard work from staff, parents and pupils, we have planted out three of the new flower beds with wildlife friendly shrubs and perennials, mulched all the beds with wood chippings, and have cut back some of the taller shrubs and trees on the fence line to let in more light. We would like to thank Castle Fraser Gardeners for the donation of a few plants, Craigievar Timber Centre for supplying us with the wood to make the new fence between the main garden section and the pond, Alastair Robertson for erecting this fence, and Mike Law Tree Surgeon for turning our cut down branches into wood chippings for mulching the flower beds and the paths.

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Creating the paths, and marking the edges with Elderflower Branches

January – June 2020: We cut back a lot of the elderflower and hedging to let more light into the garden. We used the cut branches to mark out some paths and flower beds, creating some structure to the landscape, and also incorporated an outdoor learning circle with supports in place to have a canopy above it. Some of the branches were made into wood chippings which we have used as a base for the paths. Cornus was planted along the wall between the wildlife garden and the school car park, which will create a colourful screen all year round. A kind parent also erected a fence with a gate in it, to separate the pond area from the rest of the wildlife garden, making it safer for the younger pupils.

Outdoor Learning Circle

Keeping warm around our Fire Bowl, and enjoying some warm Spiced Apple Juice