Wilko Asks: Are you the UK’s Best Amateur Gardener?

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Hands up if you think your garden, allotment or little patch of green paradise is worthy of a winning prize!

Wilko recently contacted me to help spread the word about their Wilko Amateur Gardener of the Year competition. Lloyd Taylor, Head of Garden Category, is keen to help discover the talents of gardeners up and down the UK:

We know that UK residents are garden lovers and we want to celebrate those skilled amateur gardeners who might not otherwise be recognised for their talents,” he said. I’m really passionate about helping more and more people discovering the benefits of gardening, so I’m really enthused to see the variety of categories in Wilko’s competition this year – with recognition for allotments, wildlife gardens, upcycled gardens, and even young gardeners set to be rewarded for their efforts.

Six lucky entrants from across the UK will be picked as category winners, shortlisted by an experienced garden judging panel, including Dominic Cole, President of The Gardens Trust and award-winning garden designer, Andrew Fisher Tomlin, before being selected by a public vote on the Wilko social media channels.

The categories to enter are:

– Best Allotment
– Best Garden Design
– Best Hanging Basket/ Container
– Best Junior Gardener
– Best Wildlife Garden
– Best Upcycled Garden

The competition will remain open until 30 September 2017, with winners from each category receiving a trophy and a £100 Wilko gift card. The overall winner, picked from the six finalists, will be named Wilko Amateur Gardener Of The Year 2017 and will also receive an additional £250 Wilko gift card to boot!

If you think you have what it takes to be a winner, all you need to do is email an image of your garden to wilkogardener@wearebrazenpr.com and include your name, valid email address, contact telephone number, as well as stipulating the category that you’re entering.

Full competition details and terms and conditions can be found at: www.wilko.com/show-by-departmet/garden/icat/wilkogarden

Finalists will be informed by 30 October 2017 if they have been shortlisted for the categories.

If you’re thinking of entering – just do it! And good luck 🙂

Vogel’s Perfect Toasty Gardening Pack Competition

Vogel's Love Toast Community gardening pack

Vogel’s Bread is giving Smallest Smallholding readers in the UK an chance to win the perfect toasty gardening pack. Simply visit The Love Toast Community on Facebook, Like the page and send Vogel’s a private message with your email address and the phrase ‘Smallest Smallholding Competition’. That’s all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize!

Take a look at the picture to see what you can win – Lavender, Wild Strawberry and Sunflower seeds, along with a beautiful wooden-handled stainless steel hand fork and trowel. You’ll also win a free loaf of Vogel’s bread so you can sit out, have a “free” slice of toast, and admire your green-fingered handywork!

The competition is open to Smallest Smallholding readers exclusively, and runs for two weeks, after which time Vogel’s Love Toast Community will pick a winner. Remember – the competition is only open to UK residents. All entries must be submitted by Friday 24th May.

Good luck!

Disclaimer – Privacy statement

The e-mail addresses and contact details provided for entry in to the competition, hosted by The Smallest Small Holding and Vogel’s / The Love Toast Community, will not be used in any other activity or shared with any third party. E-mail addresses provided will be used only for entry to this competition and will not be added onto the internal or independent mailing list of either party. The e-mail address provided will be used as a mechanism for entry to the competition only and contact will be made in regards to the competition entry only.