British Garden Centres confirms Coronation community initiatives

by | Apr 14, 2023 | Community, News | 0 comments

To celebrate the King’s Coronation next month, British Garden Centres is calling on the local communities around its 62 stores to celebrate the ascension of the new monarch with two exciting initiatives in the coming weeks. Each store is marking the event by “engaging with its local area and helping children to reconnect with nature and harness their creative flair”.

“In honour of the King’s Coronation, British Garden Centres want to celebrate the people and places who have made a difference in our communities. To commemorate the occasion, we will be donating a suitably royal tree from each of our garden centres to be planted by the winner and celebrated by the local areas as they watch the Coronation CelebraTree grow year after year.

“So, whether it be a community garden, allotment, retirement home or charity outdoor space, British Garden Centres will green up local areas with our CelebraTree Coronation campaign! Local community groups can be nominated, and once nominations are in, they will be selected by the British Garden Centres’ team. Entries close on the 27th of April and the winner will be announced on the 30th of April. Trees will need to be collected before May 8th to be planted as part of The Big Help Out which some of the BGC team will volunteer for.”

The Great British Garden Centre Cake Competition
“Each store also invites children and schools to participate in another exciting competition. The King’s Coronation is a fitting theme which will ignite both artistic passion and creativity as we ask your little ones to draw and design a Coronation Cake!

From Union Jack designs to a cake version of Windsor Castle, we want to see what the nation’s budding Picassos/bakers can dream up for this moment in history. Judging will take place by the British Garden Centres team stepping into the roles of baking gurus Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Cake designs can be submitted here.

The competition will close on the 3 May with the winner receiving a gardening and baking-themed hamper and a £100 British Garden Centres Gift Card/

more latest news ➡

Burgon & Ball wins four stars at RHS Chelsea Flower Show


Burgon & Ball, creator of beautiful garden tools since 1730, has won four stars from the Royal Horticultural Society for its stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024. In its twenty-seventh year at the show, the Sheffield-based company has been honoured for the...

BOT shows catering performing well

Clothing and catering strong in April’s BoT figures

The Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) for April is out and shows clothing and catering leading the way when compared to the same month last year. There was also a positive, 3.77%, year-to-date variance, but 10 of the 13 categories recorded...

Hozelock auto reel mobile

Hozelock unveils ground-breaking automatic hose system

The demands of modern gardening have evolved as consumers search for more convenient and efficient methods for an array of tasks, from planting and pruning to garden watering. This year, Hozelock has expanded its’ extensive hose storage offering with the launch of...

Squire's achieves peat free milestone

Squire’s achieves peat free milestone

Squire’s Garden Centres has confirmed that it no longer sells any bagged compost containing peat. The UK government proposed to ban the sale of bagged compost containing peat to home gardeners in England by the end of 2024. Although the ban is not yet in force,...

Horticultural manager wanted

Opportunity for horticultural manager

A garden centre in the Ipswich area is looking for a new horticultural manager to run the plant area. The new recruit will lead and develop a small team whilst enjoying the freedom to make decisions. Garden Centre Horticultural Manager £32 – 35,000 + Package &...

Read GCR's latest edition!

Subscribe ToThe Wednesday Word

Subscribe To
The Wednesday Word


Get all the latest news, events & more straight to your inbox every Wednesday.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This