Garden centres across the UK are putting the final preparations in place for their Garden Re-Leaf Day events next Friday, March 14.
The third annual gardening industry initiative will see hundreds of garden retailers and suppliers working together towards a fun, fund-raising day and weekend, which are also designed to pull in gardening customers after the wet winter months.
From celebrity gardener talks, quizzes and treasure hunts to competitions, planting lessons and sponsored challenges, Garden Re-Leaf Day will offer gardeners plenty to get involved in. Many garden product and plant brands have also created special on-pack offers, promotions, displays and donation opportunities at garden centres nationwide to help raise further funds.
All proceeds will go to Greenfingers, Garden Re-Leaf Day's nominated charity, which is dedicated to building gardens in children's hospices around the UK. Since the first Garden Re-Leaf Day in March 2012, the volunteer-organised event has raised more than £116,000 for Greenfingers, enabling several life-enhancing hospice gardens to be created.
Amongst suppliers which have given financial support to Garden Re-Leaf Day are Scotts Miracle-Gro, Mr Fothergill's, William Sinclair, Westland Horticulture, Kelkay, Solus, Smart Solar, Richard Jackson's Flower Power, Pleydell Smithyman, Bon Bon's, Neudorff, Gardman and Briers.
The Horticultural Trades Association, The Garden Industry Manufacturers Association and The Garden Centre Association are also active supporters.