Dobbies announces its national Helping Your Community Grow winner, seeing Nest Nurseries Garden Project receive gardening products, advice, and support to enhance their outside space.
Helping Your Community Grow saw over 800 entries from across the country, Nest Nurseries Garden Project received the highest number of votes, resulting in local support from Dobbies’ Keston store and national backing.
Nest Nurseries Garden Project is at the heart of the Hayes/ West Wickham community, supporting children by encouraging them to spend time outdoors in their big garden space. Here they will learn about nature, improve their physical development, and better understand the world around them.
Dobbies’ support will help this sustainable project bring recycled tyre planters to life with plant donations to create a wildflower section of the garden for pollinators to thrive and bugs to enjoy. In addition to this, Dobbies will provide children with gardening tools alongside advice from its horticultural experts.
Dobbies’ own-brand peat-free multipurpose compost, recycled and recyclable containers, UK-sourced plants, and safer pest control products are among the many products the garden centre will donate to its winner.
Graeme Jenkins, CEO of Dobbies, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Nest Nurseries Garden Project as our national winner this year and look forward to seeing the children’s gardening project come to life with our support. Our Keston team will share their expertise and practices to help this project with its eco-friendly pledge.
“We’ve been truly overwhelmed with the response to our campaign across the UK for its 13th year and would like to thank all the worthy causes that got involved in the application process and our customers who helped us crown our Helping Your Community Grow winners by voting.”
Esin Aziz, Head of Nursery from Nest Nurseries Garden Project, said: “We are thrilled to have been crowned the national Helping Your Community Grow winner, alongside taking home the win for our local Keston store. We’d like to thank those members of the public who voted for us during the process and put us on top. “We can’t wait to get the children stuck into our sustainable project and learn about nature with Dobbies’ backing.”
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