GARDENERS and fans of all things green and beautiful are being urged to really grow for it.
The Herald’s annual garden competition is now underway for 2011.
Once again we’ve teamed up with the experts at Caulders Garden Centre, Kilsyth Road, Kirkintilloch, and Kirkintilloch Horticultural Society.
As in previous years, there’s a host of great prizes up for grabs with the winner scooping a £50 voucher to spend at Caulders and a top quality garden fork.
The second place prize will be a £30 voucher for Caulders and third prize is a £20 voucher.
This year’s competition has widened to include nursery and primary school gardens.
Kirkintilloch Horticultural Society president Errol Burchell said: “Expanding the competition to nursery and primary schools is a great way to encourage children out into the garden and learn how to grow flowers and even vegetables.”
He added: “We now need two to three weeks of good weather to see the gardens at their best.”
Caulders Garden Centre owner Colin Barrie said: “It’s a really good idea to involve children in the competition as more and more emphasis is being put on the environment.
“So many schools in the area have green flags for their environmental work.
“It’s good to see them out and learning traditional gardening skills.”
To enter the Herald Garden Competition 2011 complete the nomination form in this week’s issue and send it to: Garden Competition, Kirkintilloch Herald Series, 11 Dalrymple Court, Kirkintilloch, G66 3AA.
Once all the entries have been received a judge will call round to look at your garden before the final selection is made.
You can nominate your own garden, a neighbour’s, friend’s, family member’s or a local nursery or primary school.