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2021 The Garden Competition returns!

By Sarah Bamford Up Hatherley Parish Council

Sunday, 28 March 2021


Up Hatherley Parish Council Chair


It was very sad not to have our Summer Gardens Competition last year, but inevitable given the restrictions posed by the pandemic. It's still a minefield trying to work out how to do things safely, but we're glad to say that we have thought of a way of trying to keep the tradition up for residents and local primary schools whilst working around the restrictions.

We are now pleased to announce two competitions. The first one is as follows:

Up Hatherley Parish Council invite you to take part in our garden competition and WIN:
1st Prize £100 Gardening Vouchers
2nd Prize £50 Gardening Vouchers
3rd Prize £25 Gardening Vouchers
In addition UHPC will award £10 commendation vouchers to other deserving entrants.
The competition is open to all and can include complete gardens, containers, water features, edible gardens and plant collections. Your entry may also highlight matters of sustainability and empathy for wildlife.
Please email: up to three photographs that best showcase your garden or outdoor space together with a narrative of no more than 150 words that tells your garden story.
Deadline for entries is Monday 5th July 2021
Please include your name and address with your entry
Winners will be notified by email
The second one which has been launched at Lakeside School and Greatfield Park School is a couple of challenges for the children:

Challenge 1 – The Tallest Sunflower
Using the seeds we have provided, we have asked the children to sow the seeds and look after the sunflowers, keeping them inside until the end of April and then well watered when they go outside.
Measuring Day is 5th July. Prizes for each school are gardening vouchers £25 for the tallest, £10 for 2nd and £5 for 3rd, with packets of seeds for runners up.

Challenge 2 – The Biggest Mass of Potatoes
Using the seed potatoes we have provided and a bucket/dustbin/cardboard box with holes for drainage in the bottom, we have asked classes to grow potatoes (in a sheltered position until the end of April) and then outdoors keeping them watered.
Weighing Day is 5th July. In each school the prize for the biggest mass of potatoes are gardening vouchers £25 for the biggest mass, £10 for 2nd and £5 for 3rd, with packets of seeds for runners up.

Contact Information

Sarah Bamford

Find Up Hatherley Parish Council

Up Hatherley Village Hall, Cold Pool Lane, Up Hatherley, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6JA