Veterans’ charity garden display at Ideal Home Show

The Veterans’ charity Erskine is hoping all green fingered gardeners attending this year’s Ideal Home Show in Glasgow will come along and visit their show garden and plant market.

To commemorate the centenary of World War One, The Road to Victory Garden epitomises a working garden of 1914 displaying an abundance of growth and colour, while also being practical where vegetables were harvested for the dinner table.

A 1914 garden was a peaceful haven until the declaration of war when many gardeners swopped their tools for weapons and joined the ranks with other young men as they left to fight a war.

As official charity partner of the Ideal Home Show Scotland, as well as the show garden Erskine also has a plant market selling bedding plants and merchandise from Erskine Garden Centre in Bishopton.

Bob McCaw, Plant Area Supervisor at Erskine Garden Centre, will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer all manner of gardening queries.

He said: “We hope visitors to the show will come along to our garden and consider purchasing something from our plant market. All the money we raise at the show contributes to caring for the ex-Service men and women within our five specialist homes in Scotland just as all Erskine Garden Centre profits support veterans.”

A special thank you is extended to the volunteers from Scottish Power Energy Networks who had all the hard work of building the garden at the SECC and transporting the plants and soil from Erskine.

The Ideal Home Show Scotland runs from Friday, May 23 until Monday, May 26 in the SECC and is open every day from 10am to 6pm.