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Sunday, 21 December 2014

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Young Cumbria garden designers asked to follow war theme

BUDDING young garden designers are being encouraged to get creative and see their work exhibited at one of the area’s premier gardening festivals.

EM WWI commemorative garden logo

Click here to download the entry form

The North-West Evening Mail has teamed up with Holker Garden Festival and Crooklands of Dalton to run an exciting competition for children and young people of primary school age and the secondary schools years seven to nine.

This year we are asking students to create a garden design to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.

We would like groups or individuals from schools or youth organisations and clubs to produce a 3D design or collage that is no bigger than 60cm x 60cm.

Three finalists will win hundreds of pounds worth of gardening prizes from Crooklands of Dalton, and have their work displayed at the 22nd Holker Garden Festival alongside some of the best gardening and horticultural exhibitors in the country.

The festival will also present Gold, Silver and Bronze gardening awards to the finalists, just like the other successful exhibitors.

Holker Garden Festival is a three-day summer extravaganza in the grounds of Holker Hall, in Cark, running from Friday May 30 to Sunday June 1.

Our finalists will be special guests on Saturday May 31.

Frank Stretton, commercial director at the North-West Evening Mail, said: “We are delighted to once again launch our competition for young garden designers with Holker Garden Festival and Crooklands of Dalton.

“The finalists will be able to take great pride in seeing their work exhibited at the fantastic Holker Garden Festival.

“This year we felt it was important to have a commemorative garden to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.”

Jillian Rouse, festival manager, said: “We are so pleased that the younger generations are interested in gardening and design and we are looking forward to seeing all their entries.

“It is fitting to have a commemorative garden this year.”

Marc Charnley, the managing director of Crooklands of Dalton, said: “It’s great that so many young people are interested in gardening and we are delighted to be supporting them.

“It is fantastic that the competition is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War.”

The competition closes on Friday April 11.

Entry forms will be avaialble here at nwemail.co.uk from Monday.

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