Article Source: Incorporation of Gardeners of Glasgow
First Published: 5 April 2021 11:08
Updated: 5 April 2021 11:09
The new awards aim to celebrate the role that gardening has played during the pandemic by encouraging people to get outdoors and make the most of gardens, allotments, and community green spaces.
The awards are open to everyone within Glasgow and the surrounding area. There are three categories - Best Garden, Best Community Garden and Best Young Gardener (age 16 or under), which will recognise a young person who has shown outstanding skills. Prizes of £250 gardening gift vouchers will be awarded in each category.
Since the start of lockdown more people than ever have taken up gardening. Plants have a positive impact on mental health and sales of house plants have soared. Gardens have provided an escape, gardening is good for your soul, reduces anxiety, lowers blood pressure, and gets you out in the open air.
Sandy Martin, from the Incorporation of Gardeners of Glasgow, commented: “We want to hear from people who have created a little bit of lockdown magic on their home turf and in community gardens. We are looking for garden make-overs, brilliant window boxes, waste land transformed into wildflower meadows and front gardens filled with flowers. Anyone can enter or they can nominate someone else that they think deserves to be recognised for their green-fingered efforts. No plot is too small, so send us pictures that show us how Glasgow has continued to flourish during these challenging times.”
Entries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for entries is Friday, 6th August 2021
For further information on the awards: www.letglasgowflourishawards.com
Image: Pictured are sisters, Ruby and Nina Thomson (aged 10 and 8) from Paisley. They are at North Kelvinside Meadow learning some gardening skills from Sandy Martin from the Incorporation of Gardeners at Trades House at the launch of the Let Glasgow Flourish Gardening Awards 2021.
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