Thrive?s charity sweet pea ?Eleanore Udall? is now for sale for ?2.99 from the charity?s website.
Created for Thrive by Thompson & Morgan, this new form with graduated pink petals is named after the late wife of the Rev. Dr Geoffrey Udall who bequeathed Thrive his estate near Reading, Berkshire where the charity is now based.
Thompson & Morgan aims to raise ?10,000 for Thrive through sales of the exclusive sweet pea and other fundraising events. Thrive is the UK?s charity that uses gardening to bring positive changes in the lives of people through social and therapeutic horticulture.
Thrive chief executive, Kathryn Rossiter, said: ?We will be selling packets of the sweet peas via our website, at our regional centres in London, Birmingham and Gateshead and through our various local outlets with 100% of profits coming back to us. We would also like to thank Thompson & Morgan for choosing Thrive as their charity of the year in 2016.?
Horticultural director of Thompson & Morgan, Paul Hansord, said: ?We?ve seen how sowing a packet of seeds and growing the plants through the season can go a long way in helping improve both physical and mental health. Thrive does some amazing work in this area and we?re keen to help raise awareness and vital funds for such a good cause.
?The sweet peas are easy to grow and produce impressive results no matter your skill level ? anyone can grow them.?
To purchase sweet pea ?Eleanore Udall?, visit: www.thrive.org.uk