Troqueer Primary School Memorial Garden

Memorial Garden


In April 2023, 9 Amey employees completed a two-week project to create a memorial garden at Troqueer Primary School, Dumfries. The garden will provide a peaceful and relaxing health and wellbeing learning space, where pupils will be able to enjoy some quiet reading time and, in the future, learn how to grow plants.

Nancy Torbett, Deputy Headteacher at Troqueer Primary School said: “After the death of one of our P3 pupils, her classmates wanted to create a memorial garden.  After lots of consultation and planning, this tribute turned into a Health and Wellbeing learning space including spaces for quiet reading.  

A member of our Parent Council spoke to our Ward Officer Kimberley Phillips, who approached Amey on our behalf.  We were extremely grateful when Amey selected our project as one they could support.

During the Easter school holidays, Amey cleared the area designated for this project and prepared the ground to allow the pupil plans for shelters and planters to be put in to place. The pupils are keen to add in baby pink and baby blue possibly in the shelter structures but also with tyre planters, as these were the favourite colours of their friend. As their friend had Rose as her middle name the pupils are keen to incorporate roses into this space.  

We want to thank Amey and all involved who donated materials and worked to get the space ready for all in school to remember their friend and carry out learning activities. Without their support we, as a school, would have struggled to prepare the area.”

This would not have been possible without the support of our suppliers J&J Curries, Rembrand Timber, Breedon, Grange Quarry, HSS, and AMD who generously donated plant and material to realise the project. We extend our thanks to all who were involved in making a huge difference to the school garden.