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Hare Hatch garden centre looks for green-fingered entrants to its awards

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Dobbies Garden Centres is looking for talented gardeners

A HARE HATCH garden centre is looking for residents with a green thumb.

Dobbies has launched a new series of awards to find the best gardeners in Berkshire and beyond – and there is a cash prize up for grabs.

The ‘Not Your Average Gardener’ awards is looking for locals who have shown creativity and commitment to brightening up their gardens.

There are awards for experienced, novice and young gardeners.

Marcus Eyles, horticultural director at Dobbies Garden Centres, said: “Gardening has proven benefits for our health and wellbeing and at Dobbies, we’re delighted to see so many people getting involved with gardening over the past year.

“These awards will allow us to celebrate those who love gardening and those who show promise as potential gardening superstars.

“We look forward to seeing all the wonderful gardens from entrants in Berkshire.”

There are also awards for youngsters under 16, those aged 10 and under, and a special category for new gardeners.

The awards will be judged by journalist and Dobbies’ podcast host Louise Midgely and Mr Eyles, and winners will be awarded £250 to spend at a local Dobbies centre.

They will also get a one-on-one gardening consultation with the judges.

Dobbies is now asking the public to nominate themselves or any amateur gardeners in their community for the awards. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 28.

For more information, visit: www.dobbies.com/dobbies-in-the-community

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