Enter the 2014 Cheshire Life School Garden of the Year competition

PUBLISHED: 13:10 13 May 2014 | UPDATED: 18:48 13 May 2014

Chelford CE Primary School teaching assistant Mrs Julie Adams with 10-year-olds Adam Cunningham,  Georgie Saunders and Isabel Badger watering the garlic bed

Chelford CE Primary School teaching assistant Mrs Julie Adams with 10-year-olds Adam Cunningham, Georgie Saunders and Isabel Badger watering the garlic bed

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Gardeners and schools could win prizes worth £1,000 in Cheshire Life’s Garden of the Year competition with Gordale Garden and Home Centre

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Gardening enthusiasts who love sprucing up their beds and pruning their privets are being invited to take part in our exciting competition.

The award-winning Gordale Garden and Home Centre in Burton, Wirral, has joined forces with Cheshire Life for this year’s Garden of the Year competition. Young ones with green fingers are also in with a chance as there is a special category with children in mind – the School Garden of the Year.

The prize for the county’s top domestic garden is a generous voucher entitling the winner to spend £1,000 at Gordale’s impressive retail outlet at Burton on the Wirral. There is another £1,000 voucher for the school which demonstrates the most impressive commitment to horticulture.

Cheshire Life regularly features gardens and we know it is a popular section of the magazine. In recent years readers’ letters and the response to our previous competitions indicates that many local schools and pupils are enthusiastic about gardening activities. Entries for both categories will be judged by Cheshire Life editor Louise Allen-Taylor, our gardening writer Jacqui Brocklehurst and the owners of Gordale.

Gordale owners Peter and Jill Nicholson said: ‘We’re thrilled to be sponsoring the Cheshire Life Gardening Competition 2014 and are really looking forward to seeing some amazing entries this year.’

Gordale Garden and Home Centre, Chester High Road, Burton, South Wirral, CH64 8TF. 0151 336 2116. www.gordale.co.uk

HOW TO ENTER

GARDEN OF THE YEAR

This section is open to residents within our circulation area with domestic gardens of any size, big or small. The garden must be created and tended by non-professional gardeners.

The winner will not necessarily be the person with the neatest hedges or the most manicured lawns. You might have created a garden from scratch, developed it from a wilderness or overcome adversity to develop your perfect plot.

The closing date is August 1st 2014. By that date you need to have completed this form and sent it to us with your entry:

Name

Address

Postcode

Contact telephone

Attach to it a document outlining in no more than 500 words why you should be considered for the Garden of the Year prize. (If you don’t want to cut the magazine, you can download it from www.cheshire.greatbritishlife.co.uk). You need to accompany it with as many illustrations or photographs as possible. Send it to Garden of the Year, Cheshire Life Editorial, CinnamonHouse, Crab Lane, Fearnhead, Warrington, WA2 0XP. Please note they are not returnable and, if successful, they may be published in the magazine and on our website. We aim to announce the winners in our November issue.

SCHOOL GARDEN OF THE YEAR

This is open to any school within our circulation area that has demonstrated a real passion for gardening. It might be a school which has started growing its own food or pupils and teachers who have created a garden from wasteland. They may have an innovative way of teaching children about the environment or community involvement.

The closing date for this is July 16th 2014. By that date you need to have completed this form and sent it to us with your entry:

Name of School

Address

Postcode

Contact name

Contact telephone

Attach to it a document outlining in no more than 500 words 
why you should be considered for the School Garden of the Year prize. (If you don’t want to cut the magazine, download it from www.cheshire.greatbritishlife.co.uk). You need to accompany it with as many illustrations or photographs as possible.

Post it to Garden of the Year, Cheshire Life Editorial, Cinnamon House, Crab Lane, Fearnhead, Warrington, WA2 0XP. Please note they are not returnable and, if successful, they may be published in the magazine and on our website. We aim to announce the winners in our November issue.

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