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Launching the young people's gardening competition

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A prize fund totalling £200 will be divided between the winners of five different classes. The first – Display in a Recycled Fruit Box – has been designed by Sandy Hill Academy in St Austell and is open to individuals up to 11 years old and schools. Three further classes – Decorated Wellies, Bake a Garden and Flower Story – have been designed by Roselyon School in Par and are open to 7-11 year olds. A fifth class – Photography – has different categories and is open to 11 -18 year olds. Roselyon School is also sponsoring all the young people’s competitions.

“We’re very keen to get as many young people as possible entering,” says show director Martin Pallett. “Gardening is an occupation that can be enjoyed by all ages and children get a real satisfaction from being in contact with Nature and seeing plants grow and develop. It’s a hobby that keeps them active and exercised and the competitions give them a great opportunity to be creative.

I’m very grateful to Roselyon School and Sandy Hill Academy for their enthusiasm and support and look forward to seeing some very creative and interesting entries.”

A limited number of boxes and some miniature bulbs, provided by sponsor Fentongollan Flower Farm near Truro, are available for the competition. For further information, contact Martin Pallett on 01726 817346 or 07734 366504.

Cornwall Spring Flower Show, which includes lots to interest families and children, takes place at Boconnoc Estate, near Lostwithiel, on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April 2014.

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