GROSVENOR in Chester has once again launched its annual Growing Competition for Schools to inspire young gardeners to get growing.
The Wrexham Road garden centre’s schools’ ambassador, John Nightingale, has now visited each of the 11 participating schools to deliver the plug plants, compost, pots and plenty of advice required to grow a prize winning petunia.
Working within the community as much as possible to highlight the ease of nurturing and caring for plants from the moment they are planted, Grosvenor supports each child with visits to each school throughout the competition, culminating in a final judging of the top three plants in June.
With petunias always a popular favourite and blue this year’s key colour choice, Grosvenor opted for the Denim Wave Petunia for children to grow as their competition entry.
The grand final will take place at Grosvenor on June 27 where the winning petunia grower and two runners-up will each receive a selection of gardening goodies from Grosvenor together with up to £100 Grosvenor vouchers for their schools.