Horticultural celebrities from TV and radio are busy recording questions for the 2015 Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day Quiz, and garden centres who sign up to take part in what is set to be the ‘biggest and best quiz yet’ can take advantage of the ‘early bird’ entry fee of £50 – if they sign up before January 1 2015.
Popular stars of TV and radio Christine Walkden and Chris Beardshaw are currently recording questions for the quiz, along with their BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time colleague Eric Robson and BBC weatherman Peter Gibbs. Other well-known gardening experts such as Anne Swithinbank, Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Matthew Biggs and (Greenfingers chairman) Matthew Wilson are also contributing to the esteemed quiz. All monies raised from the quiz, with questions this year written by Andy Bunker of Altons Garden Centre, will once again go to the Greenfingers ‘Rosy Cheeks’ campaign. The campaign aims to provide much needed gardens for children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens and outdoor spaces for them to relax in and enjoy.
The 2015 Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day Quiz is available to all garden centres, gardening societies and other organisations and is a way to participate in the fourth, annual Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day, which takes place on March 27 2015.
For the £50 early bird rate (£100 after January 1 2015) participants will receive a pack containing all they need to host the quiz – it includes a special CD of pre-recorded questions to play to the audience, everything needed for the picture round, and a bonus pack of fundraising ideas, hints and tips.
Bosworth’s Garden Centre in Burton Latimer was one of the garden centres that received great interest in last year’s Garden Re-Leaf Day Quiz. Marketing co-ordinator Jonathan Biggssaid: “The quiz was so easy to run, our teams were delighted to hear celebrities’ voices asking the questions, and the ‘heads and tails’ game was great fun.”
Garden centres wanting to take part can register on the Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day website, and can also take advantage of free publicity for their events, by filling in the form online at www.gardenreleaf.co.uk/register-an-event. Once registered, each individual event appears on the site’s ‘events’ section, and is searchable by area to help the public find their local participating garden centre.
The quiz is just one of many ways to raise funds for Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day. Other retailer participation ideas include in-store sponsored cycle rides, as well as fun family day activities such as making cress heads and sowing Sunflowers – the Home Garden Association’s plant of the year for 2015. Suppliers can also get involved with the Loose Change promotion.
To order a 2015 Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day quiz pack, explore other opportunities for supporting the 2015 event as a supplier, or participate as a retailer, email email@example.com.