Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

September 26, 2005
Budding young gardeners win prizes at Sanders Garden World

Peter Burks, Managing Director of Sanders Garden World, presenting certificates to, from left, Cameron Derrick from Highbridge, Harry Williams from Burnham-On-Sea, Alexander Elton from Brent Knoll, and Oliver Talbot from Burnham-On-Sea

Four budding young gardeners from Burnham-On-Sea and the surrounding area have won prizes after entering a plant growing competition organised by staff at Sanders Garden World.

The youngsters all participated in the competition to grow the largest marrow or sunflower plant and attended a prize-giving ceremony at the garden centre on Saturday, September 24.

Peter Burks, Managing Director of Sanders Garden World, said: "I was very impressed by the high standard of entries we received. It is good to see youngsters getting involved and learning about gardening from an early age."

Harry Williams from Burnham-On-Sea won the sunflower competition in the six to 12 years age category. The seven-year-old, who attends St. Joseph’s School, received a £10 voucher and a certificate at the prize giving ceremony.

Oliver Talbot, aged four, also from Burnham, was a runner up in the marrow competition. He received a £5 garden centre voucher and a certificate.

Alexender Elton from Brent Knoll won the marrow growing competition in his age category. The three-year-old received a £10 Sanders Garden World voucher and a certificate for his winning vegetable.

Cameron Derrick from Highbridge won the sunflower competition in his age category. The five-year-old, who attends Beachfields Infants School, received a £10 garden centre voucher and a certificate for growing his tall plant.

The competition was devised by staff at the Brent Knoll garden centre and is part of its ‘Grow with Us’ campaign, which was launched three years ago to encourage children to take an active interest in gardening.

There were two age categories in the competition, five and under and six to 12 years. The first prize in each age group was a £10 Sanders Garden World gift voucher and two runner up prizes of a £5 gift voucher were also up for grabs.

Our photo shows Peter Burks, Managing Director of Sanders Garden World, presenting certificates to, from left, Cameron Derrick from Highbridge, Harry Williams from Burnham-On-Sea, Alexander Elton from Brent Knoll, and Oliver Talbot from Burnham-On-Sea.

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