Burnham-On-Sea families offered free saplings by local garden
families who want to attract more wildlife into their gardens
in the New Year can put themselves forward to receive free young
Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre is opening its annual sapling
giveaway up to anyone who would like to receive saplings and is
especially keen to hear from those creating wildlife habitats.
Andrew Pitman, Store Manager at the independent, family-run garden
centre at Monkton Heathfield near Bridgwater, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This will be the seventh year of our sapling giveaway and
this time around we wanted to open it up to absolutely everybody,
especially those who want to create a space in their garden or
on their land to attract more wildlife."
believe protecting wildlife is extremely important and want to
encourage more people to provide shelter and food for various
"Well be giving people 16 free young trees, to mark
the year 2016, that can be used in a variety of ways including
for hedging and small woodland areas, therefore improving the
"We do have a limited number available and are allocating
them on a first come, first served basis, so we urge people to
submit their requests as soon as possible. The closing date for
requests is 5pm on Friday, February 19, 2016."
People should write in to Andrew Pitman at the centre giving details
of their project and why they think they deserve to receive a
group of saplings.
The successful applicants will be invited to come and collect
their trees from the garden centre at a mutually convenient time.
By entering the giveaway, the winner or winners agree to take
part in publicity.
Requests for the saplings should be posted to: Andrew Pitman,
Store Manager, Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre, Monkton Heathfield,
Taunton, TA2 8QN. The closing date for requests is 5pm on Friday,
February 19th 2016.
To find out more, please visit Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre,
which is located just off the A38 at Monkton Heathfield, or ring
the centre on 01823 412 381.
(From left to right) Emma Parkin, Senior Support Worker at The
National Autistic Society, Carwyn Davies, a resident at Somerset
Court, Matthew Willmott, Deputy Manager at The National Autistic
Society and Fiona Smart, Head of Plants at Monkton Elm Garden
& Pet Centre with the saplings from the 2015 giveaway