Wyevale Garden Centres has launched its ‘Garden Makeover’ programme at three of its centres nationwide, giving something back to the surrounding area by transforming the green spaces of local community groups.
Armitage’s Pennine, Armitage’s Birchencliffe and Raglan Garden Centres, all of which have been acquired by Wyevale Garden Centres in the last year, are the first to roll out the ‘Garden Makeover’ scheme.
Taking the form of an in centre competition, the shortlist of three community groups per centre was drawn up following nominations by the centre teams, culminating in an internal centre vote.
From 19th October until early December, customers at each garden centre can vote for their favourite group to win the ‘Garden Makeover’ by placing a plant bulb – given to them at the tills when they make a purchase – within the box of their choice.
Once the voting has drawn to a close, the winning community groups will be introduced to a landscape designer, who will work with them to give their outside space a spring clean, just in time for summer when the garden really comes in to its own for people’s enjoyment.
The garden centres will provide all of the plants and equipment needed for the ‘Garden Makeover’, as well as the manpower needed to carry out the actual work, including volunteers from the centre teams.
Brian Harris, Head of Store Transformation at Wyevale Garden Centres, said:
“As a company, we understand the importance of investing in the local communities that surround our centres. We provide expert advice in all of our centres each and every day, helping to bring Britain to life, so now’s our time to take this out in to the neighbourhood and put it in to practice. Our centre teams are really looking forward to the chance to get stuck in to these makeovers, making a huge difference to those who deserve it most in the local area.”