Perennial HortAid-20 Gardening competition

Perennial, the charity for people working in, or retired from, the horticulture industry, has called on Britain’s gardeners to reveal their hard work during lockdown by entering the HortAid-20 gardening competition.

The HortAid-20 gardening competition will be judged by Perennial President Alan Titchmarsh MBE and a panel of expert gardeners, including; Clive Nichols, Rachel de Thame, Ann-Marie Powell, James Wong, Jim Buttress, Jo Whiley, Lee Connelly (The Skinny Jean Gardener), Lesley Watson and Michael Perry.

Says Alan Titchmarsh: “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.”

The deadline for entry is 15 August, 2020 and the overall winner will receive a £250 garden hamper from Suttons. All 10 category winners will win a certificate personally signed by Alan Titchmarsh and Jim Buttress, the chance to meet one of the judges and a £25 Suttons voucher.

Competition categories cover a wide range of gardening interests, meaning anyone can enter. These include; small garden, large garden, community garden, hanging basket/window box, houseplant, vegetable garden/allotment, best vegetable, largest vegetable and even a category for young gardeners (age 14 and under).

Full entry details for the HortAid-20 Gardening Competition can be found online here. Entries are requested by email. Please send your photographs to GardeningCompetition@perennial.org.uk

Each entry will be charged a £5 entry fee with the proceeds going towards Perennial to help people of all ages working in, or retired from, horticulture.