Green-fingered children from Northampton invited to enter garden design competition

The winner will receive personalised gardening tools and a vouched to help make their school’s playground greener

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 11:00 am

A competition has been launched to find a keen gardener in Northampton under the age of 11 who can design a landscaped garden.

Redrow South Midlands, currently building in Devon Way, Moulton Park is searching for a young ‘grow-getter’ as part of its mission to help make a greener environment for future generations to live in.

From floating flower pots and vegetable patches made from upcycled materials, to rainwater-powered lighting fixtures and luxury birdhouses with solar panels to power nearby water features, children are encouraged to unleash their creativity by designing a landscaped garden.

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The winner will then receive a personalised planter and gardening kit, while their school will also receive £100 worth of gardening vouchers to create a greener playground.

Suzanne Irons, sales director for Redrow South Midlands, said: “The past year has taught us how to appreciate the outdoors, now more than ever.

“As a housebuilder, we’re keen to leave a positive environmental legacy by making sure people living in our developments can benefit from healthy, beautiful green spaces, so we’ve been working closely with the Wildlife Trusts to increase biodiversity.

“After the creation of nature-rich environments across all our developments, the next natural step is to look at how we can bring nature into people’s own gardens.

“With demand for homes with bespoke outdoor space on the rise, we started asking ourselves – what could they look like in 10, 20, or even 30 years’ time?

“There are no better people to answer that question than our children – they still have overflowing imaginations that can sometimes be lost as an adult, so we’ve decided to launch a region-wide search for a ‘Grow-getter’.

“We’re looking for a young Northampton local who is passionate about nature, dreams of colourful spaces filled with futuristic flowers and can reinvent gardens as we know them.

“If this sounds like your child, then we can’t wait to hear from you.”

Any children under the age of 11 from Northampton can apply and designs must be submitted by May 29.

Entry forms can be downloaded from the competition page on the Redrow Website.

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