British Garden Centres confirms Coronation community initiatives

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/

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