Children invited to draw a flower for Frosts

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YOUNGSTERS from Buckinghamshire are being invited to show off their artistic skills by entering a flower drawing competition at a garden centre in the county. Wyevale Woburn Sands Garden Centre on Newport Road is challenging youngsters to enter the competition as part of its Orchid Weekend on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11.

Manager, Dominic Wright explained: “We are hosting an Orchid Weekend on March 10 and 11 and we thought it would be a fun idea to host a flower drawing competition for youngsters.

“We would like children to create a picture of their favourite flower on an A4 piece of paper. We’re hoping to see lots of wonderful drawings.”

There are two age categories: four to seven-year-olds and eight to 11-year-olds. There will be one winner and one runner up in each age category. Entry forms are available from the garden centre.

The winners will receive a certificate, two packets of sunflower seeds, one Let’s Grow window sill greenhouse and one, 10 litre bag of John Innes Seed Sowing Compost.

The runners up will receive a certificate, two packets of sunflower seeds, 10 Let’s Grow half seed trays and one, 10 litre bag of John Innes Seed Sowing Compost.

The closing date for entries is 4.30pm on Friday, March 16. The flower drawings will then go on display at the garden centre until Friday, March 23. The winners will be chosen by the garden centre.

The two winners and two runners up will be notified on Friday, March 23 by telephone or email. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Dominic continued: “During our Orchid Weekend, staff will be on hand to give visitors free tips and advice on caring for the exotic plants.

“We will have different varieties of orchids on show up to and including Mother’s Day on March 18. These beautiful plants make lovely gifts for mums.”

For more information about the flower drawing competition and the Orchid Weekend, which takes place on March 10 and 11 at Wyevale Woburn Sands Garden Centre on Newport Road in Woburn Sands, please call on 01908 281 161 or visit www.woburnsandsgardencentre.co.uk.