Growing Support Gardening Challenge Competition – Chod 2016

gardeningGrowing Support is delighted to launch the first ever Growing Support Gardening Challenge in partnership with Care Home Open Day on June 17th 2016.

The aim of the Growing Support Gardening Challenge is to create lively hubs of community activity in thousands of care home gardens across the UK and care home residents can scoop great prizes by getting their green fingers working!

The theme for this year’s Care Home Open Day is “Celebration”. In line with this, care homes will be able to enter the Gardening Challenge competition under one of four categories: “Celebrating Community”, “Celebrating Age”, “Celebrating Success” and “Celebrating the Queen’s Birthday”.

All entrants have to do is register to take part in Care Home Open Day and submit a short description and photo of how residents have celebrated the day by being active out in the garden. Growing Support have provided practical tips and suggestions for activities on their website.  Prizes include plants, tools and services worth more than £100!

Victoria Hill, Director of Growing Support, says:

“It is well known that spending time outdoors, being active and connecting with nature is good for us.  Residents don’t need to be an expert or have a big garden to enjoy the benefits of gardening. Simple activities such as growing herbs on a sunny windowsill or sweet peas for the patio can help relieve stress and depression and develop a sense of achievement.”

Victoria continued: “We hope that the Growing Support Gardening Challenge will encourage more care home residents than ever before to get out and get gardening and we are delighted to be linking up with care homes taking part in Care Home Open Day 2016.”

For more information on how to enter, ideas and resources contact or visit









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