My Secret Garden

10th May 2013


Ayrshire Housing is pleased to be supporting the inter-schools design-a-garden competition at this year’s Ayr Flower Show.

Primary pupils across Ayrshire and Arran were invited to write a poem on the theme “my secret garden”. The winning poem will then set the brief for a garden to be created at the Flower Show.

Ayrshire Housing’s Director Jim Whiston was delighted to present a prize to the winner Rachel McGeachie of Irvine’s Loudoun-Montgomerie Primary School.  The prize is £100 towards the school’s gardening efforts. A delighted Rachel recited her poem to an assembly of the school’s 180 pupils.

Rachel and the other members of the school’s garden committee then showed their guests around their appropriately mysterious green house. It’s built out of old plastic bottles!

The Ayrshire Horticultural Society which organises the Flower Show was represented by  Mr and Mrs Sloan. By coincidence, Mrs Sloan is a former pupil of the school. This year’s show is from 2 to 4 August in the Rozelle Estate, Ayr.

My Secret Garden by Rachel McGeachie

There’s a place I can go
When I’m feeling low
When I’m feeling down and crabby
A place just for me, to get away from mum, dad and  Abby

It’s full  of all my favourite things,
A truly magical place
Instead of having a boring old bath
Puppy dogs lick my face!

Lollipops grow instead of grass
Behind these garden walls
And instead of having garden gnomes
I have One Direction Dolls

At the back there is a gorgeous pink castle
Instead of a messy shed
I can do whatever there
Even spend all day in bed

So if you’re thinking
“I like the sound of this; this is something I have to see”
Then think again, it’s my  secret garden
You won’t get in without a key!