Sensational Gardens competition

Share your garden with us and support our military family.
You could win a £50 voucher to spend at a garden centre.

There’s been a gardening bloom this lockdown, with our outdoor spaces transforming into sensory havens.

 

Classical roses and peonies have been filling our borders, tomato plants have gathered on our balconies, and window boxes have never looked so colourful. Children have been cultivating their own plants and flowers and families have been spending time together to learn more about the natural world.

 

Gardens have also been really important to our residents over the past few months, and we know they have made the difference to you too. Let’s celebrate our sensational gardens together!

 

(Please note some photos were taken before social distancing measures)

Please follow the steps below to enter the competition and support the veterans we care for

1. Submit a video or photograph by 21st August into one of the following categories:

 

  • Favourite part of your outdoor space: Do you have a spot where you like to sit? Is there a particular flower or water feature you like best?
  • Your happiest moment in the garden: From having your breakfast alfresco style to enjoying time with your family.
  • What you are most proud of growing: Have you grown your largest potato or the tallest sunflower?

2. Tell us a bit about your photograph or video.

 

3. Pay £3 to enter the competition, plus an optional donation if you wish.* Every pound raised will help us to continue offering compassionate and loving care to our military family.

 

4. Wait to hear from us. Winners will be chosen by the residents living in our Homes and will be announced by Friday 28th August.

 


* Please note we are unable to claim gift aid on your entry fee.

Our friends at Squires Garden Centres are supporting this competition.
Read their top gardening tips below.

Our gardens

 

The garden spaces at our Homes are designed on a sensory model and are fundamental to the relaxation and well-being of our residents, particularly for those living with dementia.

 

The gardens serve many purposes. They can be a place to socialise with friends and family; host to a range of activities such as: planting and sewing or outdoor physio; a relaxing space, where residents can reflect and listen to the bird song and wind chimes.

 

If you have any questions or queries about taking part in the competition we would love to hear from you.

Lauren Baker

Senior Community Fundraiser