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.