Given that so many of my lovely readers are amateur gardeners, I thought you’d be interested in this fab competition that Wilko are running at the moment. There are some great prizes on offer!
Wilko is looking for green fingered locals to enter the 2017 ‘Wilko Amateur Gardener Of The Year’ competition.
Research suggests the UK is a secret haven of garden enthusiasts – with 88% of UK residents rating having a nice garden as important, according to a national survey.
Six lucky entrants from across the UK will be picked as category winners, shortlisted by an experienced garden judging panel, including Dominic Cole, President of The Gardens Trust, and award-winning garden designer, Andrew Fisher Tomlin, before being selected by a public vote on the Wilko social media channels.
The categories to enter are:
- Best Allotment
- Best Garden Design
- Best Hanging Basket/ Container
- Best Junior Gardener
- Best Wildlife Garden
- Best Upcycled Garden
I think this is a great seletion of categories that really covers lots of abilities, interests and ages – and what a great way to get the kids out there doing some gardening too.
The winners of each category will receive a £100 Wilko gift card and trophy. One of the six finalists will be crowned overall Wilko Amateur Gardener Of The Year 2017 and receive an additional £250 Wilko gift card.
Here’s what Lloyd Taylor, Head of Garden Category from Wilko has to say about the competition:
“We know that UK residents are garden lovers and we want to celebrate those skilled amateur gardeners who might not otherwise be recognised for their talents. We’re spreading the word to encourage entries and look forward to seeing the work of garden enthusiasts from up and down the country.”
Are you ready to impress the judges?
How to enter
To enter the competition, all you need to do is email an image of your garden to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, email address, telephone number and the category you wish to be considered for. Full competition details and terms and conditions can be found here.
The competition is open until 30th September 2017, and finalists will be informed by 30th October 2017 if they have been shortlisted for the categories.
So, if you think you have the expertise to be the next Wilko Amateur Gardener Of The Year 2017 – enter now!
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