Enter Perennial’s HortAid2021 Gardening competition to win a prize worth £1,000

A panel of expert gardeners including Chair Jim Buttress, Carole Baxter, James Alexander-Sinclair and Sarah Greene will judge 5 categories, from large and small gardens to children’s and community gardens

Perennial, the charity for people working in, or retired from, the horticulture industry, is calling on Britain’s gardeners to enter the HortAid2021 Gardening competition sponsored by Hozelock.

The HortAid2021 gardening competition will be judged by Jim Buttress (Chair of judges), Carole Baxter, James Alexander-Sinclair and Sarah Greene.

The deadline for entry is 31st July, 2021 and the best in show will win £1,000 in garden gift vouchers and the chance to meet one of the competition judges.

There are also separate category prizes provided by Hozelock, as detailed below, along with £30 garden gift vouchers and a signed certificate for each category winner:

·       Large garden… wins a Hozelock Tuffhoze 25m

·       Small garden… wins a Hozelock Micro Reel

·       Containers/pots/window baskets/hanging baskets… wins a Hozelock Micro Reel

·       Children’s garden… wins a Hozelock Micro Reel

·       Community garden… wins a Hozelock Growbag Waterer

The competition categories cover a wide range of gardening interests, meaning anyone can enter. These include small garden, large garden, community garden, children’s garden and containers/pots/window baskets/hanging baskets.

Please enter via the competition website where full entry details for the HortAid2021 Gardening Competition are also available:  perennial.org.uk/gardening-competition/

Entry to the Competition is free but donations are welcome:  https://justgiving.com/campaign/hortaid-21

Anita Bates, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Perennial, comments: “Our gardening competition is back by popular demand with categories to suit all interests, ages and abilities. It’s free to enter so why not see if your labour of love will wow our judges. We’re looking forward to seeing another collection of Britain’s finest gardens.”

Sarah Dixon, UK and International Marketing Manager at Hozelock says: “We’re delighted to be supporting Perennial’s HortAid2021 Gardening competition. Many have invested a huge amount of time and effort into their garden over the past year or so, and reaped the rewards of having a beautiful outdoor space. This is a great opportunity to commend these accomplishments to inspire others as to what can be achieved in your garden, no matter the size or shape!”

About Perennial 

Perennial is the UK’s only charity looking after people in horticulture and their families at any stage of life. If you work with flowers, plants, trees or grass our friendly and experienced team are here to deliver completely free, confidential and personal support. We understand the devastating impact unexpected personal challenges and financial pressures have on lives.  

Perennial’s team is available to help people access statutory services and assistance as well as offering emergency relief and help. Everyone needs something different. The helpline is open Monday and Wednesday 10am – 5pm and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 5pm or complete the contact us form on perennial.org.uk/services-contact-us.

Yet many of the events and activities the charity would usually be using to raise funds for its free advice and support services have been cancelled or postponed. An emergency fundraising appeal, HortAid2021, has been launched to bridge the funding gap and offer some fun and easy ways for people to raise money for people in horticulture this year.  Call Perennial’s helpline on 0800 093 8543 or visit perennial.org.uk for more details.

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