Pallet Gardens at Gardening Scotland 2016

Need an extra £50 for your Club funds??????

Now that we have your attention, just how could you get an extra £50? By entering a Pallet Garden at Gardening Scotland of course;

in fact if you enter and happen to win first, second or third place you will receive £100, £60 or £40 respectively and if you happen to win our public vote for ‘The People’s Preferred Pallet’ then that elusive £50 extra could be yours….. So how can you enter the Pallet Gardens Competition?

Gardening Scotland 2016 Next May.

Email a note of interest to botanicaconsult@gmail.com and I will send you out information, the rules and application forms for both pallets and planters.

Don’t be too worried;

remember the Pallet Garden is only 1m square in size. Or start out with a couple of containers if you think a Pallet is too much.

     Have a chat with your club and identify a willing few who

like to compete. Alternatively get together with a local group such as; Brownies, a Primary School Class, or a Sunday School group and use your gardening knowledge to encourage their enthusiasm. You might even think of applying for an SGF Grant to help you on your way?

Get your creative thinking caps on and start dreaming and planning now, you still have months!!!

Last year’s show produced over 40 Pallet entries and the same number of planters all of which made a stunning display for the Garden Show. In fact it is worth remembering that in 2013 an exit survey conducted at the show proved the Pallet Gardens area to be the second most enjoyed part of the whole show after the Floral Hall with its stunning exhibits. (So some free advertising and profile raising for your club or society!!!!)

If you are looking for some inspiration then have a look at some previous winning entries http://www.scottishgardenersforum.org.uk/gallery.html . We already have applications in from societies, some in partnership with local schools for this coming show, it would be great to welcome some of you back who have taken part in the past and it would also be wonderful to see some new faces. Please try and find the time and resources for your club or society to enter a Planter or a Pallet Garden at Gardening Scotland in 2016.

Contact botanicaconsult@gmail.com

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