HortAid-20 Gardening Competition – helping people in horticulture

One of our beneficiary charities, Perennial, is running a competition to help raise funds for those in horticulture during the current Covid-19 crisis. Why not get involved – it looks like fun! But you only have until August 15th to enter – here’s what it’s all about…

The Perennial HortAid-20 Gardening Competition supported by Suttons, has been set up to raise much needed funds to help people in horticulture during the current Covid-19 crisis. They have gathered together a team of the country’s finest gardeners, led by Alan Titchmarsh MBE, to judge the HortAid-20 Gardening Competition. With some amazing prizes up for grabs, the overall winner will receive a £250 gardening hamper and all category winners will win a £25 Suttons gift voucher and the chance to meet one of the celebrity judges!

There’s even a category for National Garden Scheme gardens that feature in the 2020 Garden Visitor’s Handbook!

Perennial President, Alan Titchmarsh MBE, is heading up the judging panel which includes National Garden Scheme Ambassador Rachel de Thame, Clive Nichols, Ann-Marie Powell, James Wong, Jo Whiley, Lee Connelly (The Skinny Jean Gardener), Lesley Watson, Michael Perry and garden judge guru, Jim Buttress.

Alan Titchmarsh says: “During the current crisis, the need for Perennial’s help has never been greater. It really is a lifesaver for gardeners and all people in horticulture who are in need of support, and our current work is making a vital difference to so many in these life-threatening times.  That is why the team at Perennial have set up the HortAid-20 Gardening Competition to help raise funds.  With categories to suit everyone, whether you have a large garden or small, or even no garden at all, please do enter, have a bit of fun and help the men and women who have devoted their lives to making our landscape a better place.”

With only a few weeks left until the competition closes, enter now to get informative hints and tips from gardening experts to help make your garden look even more fabulous and also for pointers to make it photo ready for your submission to the competition.

Once it is ready, enter a photo of it into the NGS garden category of the HortAid-20 Gardening Competition and at the same time you can enter one of the other nine categories!

It’s easy to enter the garden competition. Simply click here to purchase your entry for just £5 and then when you’re ready email the photo of your entry – by August 15th –  to GardeningCompetition@perennial.org.uk


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