Lancashire Life Garden of the Year in association with Bents Garden and Home
PUBLISHED: 10:05 16 March 2012 | UPDATED: 21:10 20 February 2013
Gardeners and schools could win prizes worth £1,000 in our Bents Garden & Home competition
Keen gardeners and schools with a passion for plants are being invited to take part in an exciting new competition with two wonderful prizes.
Award-winning Bents Garden & Home has teamed up with Lancashire
Life to launch the Garden of the Year competition. There is also great news for the countys children theres a School Garden of the Year section.
The prize for the countys top garden is a brilliant Bents voucher entitling you to spend 1,000 at their impressive homes and gardens complex at
Glazebury, near Warrington. There is another 1,000 voucher for the school demonstrating the most remarkable commitment to horticulture.
Bents already works closely with schools, hosting groups of pupils and
encouraging them to understand horticulture and where their food comes from.
Lancashire Life has featured several school gardens over the last 12 months to highlight a growing awareness among educationalists that this is an important part of the curriculum.
Bents is a family run business celebrating 75 years in business. It
recently unveiled major plans for a 10 million development programme with the intention of making it the north wests ultimate garden, home and leisure destination.
Managing director Matthew Bent said: At Bents we are plant people at
heart and gardening is a passion which has continued to grow throughout our 75 year history. Gardening is a great way for people, young and old, to stay fit and healthy and were always looking at ways to encourage people to embrace what is a very rewarding pastime.
We are delighted to be involved with Lancashire Life this year. It is a fantastic way for gardening enthusiasts to show off their skills and were really looking forward to seeing how much talent we have in the region.
Lancashire Life editor Roger Borrell added: We are celebrating our 65th
anniversary we are Lancashires original and best county magazine - and its terrific to be working with another highly respected name with a great heritage.
Weve had a long and fruitful relationship as both organisations have grown. Im really looking forward to the competition and, hopefully, picking up a few tips for improving my own garden.
A panel of independent judges, including a senior member of the Bents Garden & Home team and Lancashire Life, will select the winners in both categories.
Their decision will be final.
Lancashire Life competition rules apply
The print version of this article appeared in the April 2012 issue of Lancashire Life
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