Top garden centres sign up for ?Plant-athon?

The 24hr ?Plant-athon? challenge has gained the support of eight of the UK?s top garden centre figures ahead of Greenfingers ?Garden Re-Leaf Day? on Friday 18 March 2016, on which the event will take place.

Andy Bunker (Alton Garden Centre), Bob Hewitt (Klondyke), Alan Roper (Blue Diamond Group) and Greenfingers trustee Boyd Douglas-Davies (Hillview) will be using their centres to showcase their fundraising efforts. Andy McIndoe and the president of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture Andrew Gill will be joining Dennis Espley at Squire?s, and Will Armitage has also pledged to take part.

After challenging others to get involved at the HTA Garden Futures Conference, Hillview CEO Boyd Douglas-Davies, founder of Garden Re-Leaf Day and a trustee of Greenfingers, said: ?I?m really looking forward to taking part in the Plant-athon, which is already shaping up to be one of the fundraising highlights of the year ? never before have we had so much support so early on in the campaign, but we need more! With the charity walk taking place for a second year, the quiz becoming more family-orientated, and product promotions from Gardman and Briers, Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day is already shaping up to be the best since we began in 2012.?

To get involved, organisers say you?ll need a team capable of planting day and night and a suitable stage to work on while customers can visit to learn and pledge sponsorship. Further funds can be raised from donations from the sale of each plant.

For more information and to get involved, contact Greenfingers on 01494 674749 or email

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