This is the third year that The Sun have run this competition, with support from the world’s leading gerbera growers, Florist, based in Holland – and Thompson and Morgan who will help with deliveries.
Plants will be despatched free next month for schools to pot up and grow, either on window sills in the classroom, or in greenhouses if they have them.
The Royal Horticultural Society will host a competition for the best plants grown from these plug plants at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July.
Robin Parker, head of sales and marketing at bespoke greenhouse designers, Gabriel Ash, gives his seal of approval:
“This is the third year that The Sun has run this scheme, and I think it’s a super idea. Any scheme that gets children interested in gardening can only have a positive effect. Making children environmentally aware from a young age is important, and it enables them to channel their energies in a constructive way.”
To get your free gerberas, e-mail The Sun at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
· School name and address
· Contact person
· Telephone number
· E-mail address
· Age of pupils at school
The competition is aimed at pupils aged 5 to 16.
Registrations must be submitted quickly, as the competition has grown in popularity each year since it has been launched.
Additionally, The Sun are also giving away free potatoes, pots to grow them in and classroom instruction from The Potato Council. Register here right away.
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