Dobbies search for Gosforth’s ‘Not Your Average Gardener’ National awards to find best amateur gardeners

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Dobbies is looking for its next best gardener through its Not Your Average Gardener Awards

Leading garden centre Dobbies is on the lookout for Gosforth’s best gardeners with its Not Your Average Gardener Awards.

Research conducted by the garden centre saw that 76% of Brits were looking forward to getting back into the garden.

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Dobbies Gosforth is now looking to tap into that interest and discover the talent in the local region with its newly announced award.

A team of star-studded gardening enthusiasts including Jo Whiley, Marcus Eyles, Henry Agg and Daisy Payne will be judging the awards.

Potential green thumb Gosforth residents could win in one of four awards categoriesPotential green thumb Gosforth residents could win in one of four awards categories
Potential green thumb Gosforth residents could win in one of four awards categories

Dobbies is looking to celebrate four gardeners with up to £5,000 in prizes and a virtual consultation with Marcus Eyles on how best to maximise their space.

Four categories have been announced, including Most Sustainable Gardener, Best Mini Garden Makeover, Best Houseplant Parent and Best Young Gardener (under 16 years).

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Panelist Jo Whiley said: “Gardening is a huge passion of mine, and I would encourage anyone to try it as a hobby. Being out in your green space, no matter the size, is a great chance to take a moment for your own wellbeing.

“I’m really excited to be on Dobbies’ judging panel this year. Whether a houseplant enthusiast, a keen gardener growing fruit and vegetables on an apartment balcony, a child discovering ways to make their green space bloom or gardening newbie creating plant borders, I’m excited to hear how Brits are giving gardening a go no matter their space or experience.”

Dobbies’ Horticultural Director, Marcus Eyles, adds: “We’ve seen a positive increase in gardening over the past year, with customers across Gosforth looking to try something new in their green space.

“At Dobbies we’re always on the lookout for passionate gardeners and our Not Your Average Gardener Awards are a great opportunity to shine a light on talent across Britain.

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“Sustainability is at the core of our awards, and we’re extremely proud to offer a strong range of sustainable Dobbies’ products, including our award-winning peat-free compost, that benefit both the garden and environment.”

For more information on the awards or to submit an entry, visit their website.

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