Get planting for Priscilla!

Priscilla Bacon Hospice - Alan TitchmarshWe are thrilled to announce that Alan Titchmarsh MBE, one of Britain’s best-loved gardeners, will be judging a new gardening competition launching today!

With the country in lockdown over the coming weeks and months, it is likely that many people will enjoy spending more time in their gardens and some, perhaps, will discover a newfound passion for gardening.

With this in mind, the ‘Planting for Priscilla’ gardening competition invites gardeners to share their gardens via photos and virtual video tours on our social media channels and website. The competition will run until 10th July 2020 and entries will be judged in their category by writer and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh.

Alan Titchmarsh explained: “As well as the joy a beautiful garden can bring, outdoor space is so important for our health and well-being, and it is widely agreed that gardening can reduce stress. So there has never been a better time to exercise those green fingers! I encourage everyone to join in with Planting for Priscilla, as your garden will provide spiritual and physical sustenance not only to you, but to those who can enjoy your handiwork online.”

Priscilla Bacon Hospice CEO, Mark Nicholas, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Alan has agreed to judge our gardening competition. We want him to see the wonderful variety of gardens that the country has to offer. From amateurs to enthusiasts, all gardens are eligible, so your window boxes, patio plants, hanging baskets, children’s gardens, vegetable patches, and gardens large and small can be entered. All entries can then be enjoyed online via our website and social media channels. The winners from each category will be awarded a share of £400.00 in vouchers, kindly donated by Jarrold in Norwich.

As well as the pleasure and mental well-being we hope to generate both for those taking part and those enjoying the photos and videos online, ‘Planting for Priscilla’ will also help raise vital funds for the charity. Every £5.00 entry fee will contribute to our fundraising campaign to build a new specialist hospice for Norfolk.”

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