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We love more than anything to hear from our customers and see their hard work in action. From photography contests to writing competitions, we’re always eager to hear from you. Whether its prize money or a gift donation to charity, our competitions are not to be missed.
Another month, another winner! This time we were able to see all of your amazing J Parkers filled fruit and vegetable patches, and celebrate growing your own. Whether your growing space is big or small, just growing a few of your own ingredients can be amazing feeling. Not only does gardening promote mindfulness, but the sense of fulfilment during harvest season is enough to inspire you to grow more. Time to meet the winner of our latest competition…
Ellen sent us this gorgeous picture of her home grown garden that she created! It is full of cut flowers, pumpkins and an array of vegetables and fruit bushes. This is such an amazing space that is used perfectly, with separate patches, divided perfectly and some flowers neatly planted to brighten up the space!
Congratulations Ellen for winning our Parkers Patch competition and thank you to everyone for entering! Like always, we have so many more fun and interactive competitions coming up so stay tuned and keep planting.
Competition time has rolled around once again at J Parkers! Although we love our flowers and the wide variety we sell, fruit and vegetables are also a great passion of ours. From some of the most popular UK produce like tomatoes and rhubarb, to exotic mixes like the Tayberry or the unusual Blueberry Pink Lemonade. We aim to cover all of your gardening needs! For our latest competition we want to see your biggest J Parkers grown fruit and vegetable harvest!
The winner is to receive a £100 VOUCHER to spend on our website!
How to win
Share photos of your biggest J Parkers fruit and vegetable harvest and don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag!
FACEBOOK – Like our Facebook page and share your image to our page with the caption ‘Parkers Patch entry’.
TWITTER – Follow us at @JParkersBulbs and tag us in your photos with the hashtag #parkerspatch
INSTAGRAM– Follow us at @jparkersbulbs and tag us in your photos with the hashtag #parkerspatch
Another competition has flown by and given us the opportunity to learn more about our valuable customers. What we love the most about our competitions is understanding the reason why gardening is such a beloved hobby. But more importantly, how we can help spread that love with people. Without further ado, we are pleased to announce the winner of our Summer Garden Make-Over Competition…
Nick Robson was lovingly nominated by his wife Annemarie, who highlighted his local tree planting group and dedication to the preservation of nature. In between creating a bee and butterfly garden, Nick has also spent this lockdown redoing the family home and landscaping. We hope this mystery summer bedding and basket collection can help towards the new beds he has created!
We received so many amazing and inspiring entries that we want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who shared their stories. From health care workers who need a moment of respite, and those suffering from mental health. It is truly eye-opening to see how gardening can reach people. All of your stories touched our hearts and we only hope that you continue nurturing both yourself and your garden.
There will be more J Parkers competition coming up, giving you even more opportunities to win the garden of your dreams.
The sun is out and the weather is hot, which means it’s time to for our Summer Garden Make-Over Competition! We are giving you the chance to win a large selection of some of our best plants for your garden. Let us help you make your garden main event this summer. Dust off your decking and break out the BBQ, let US get the garden!
What you win
Mystery mega Summer Bedding & Basket collection!
How to enter
Simply answer this question (in 250 words or less):
“Why should you win our Summer Garden Makeover?”
Please send your answers to us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Remember to please keep your entries under 5mb to ensure we receive them).
When does the competition end?
Get your answers to us by June 26th to be within a chance of winning. The winner will be announced the following Monday.
The winning entry will receive a mystery collection of summer bedding and hanging basket collections.
Entries should be under 250 words. Images can be used so long as your entry email is less than 5mb in size.
Send your entries by email to email@example.com (please keep your entries under 5mb to ensure we receive them) or entry via social media.
Entrants agree that, should they be successful, their story may be used in future for coverage on our blog and social channels.
All entries using photographs or drawings must be original images, taken/produced by the entrant. You must own all rights to the image and in entering the competition you agree to allow us to use your image in further promotions, on our blog, on social media or in print.
The winnings cannot be exchanged for cash and there is no substitution for this prize.
Competition closes 26th June 2021.
The winner will be contacted and announced 28th June 2021.
In the month of May we unveiled our brand new Wildlife Competition! The aim of this was to encourage all of you to keep a keen eye out for all the little friends in the garden! Another great part of this competition is our contribution to The Wildlife Trusts. For each and every donation, no matter the platform, we promised to donate £1 to help towards the preservation of wildlife. But not only that, one lucky person has won a £100 VOUCHER to spend on our website! Let’s not waste anymore time and unveil our winner…
Congratulations Jane for winning our very first Wildlife Competition! There are so many elements to this shot that I love, starting with the interaction with nature. You must be well acquainted with the wildlife in your garden to be able to coax it to strike a pose for the camera! Along with the beautiful foliage in the background, this entry was definitely our number one.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, thanks to all your entries we were able to donate £332 to The Wildlife Trusts to help continue their amazing conservation work! Hopefully next year we can beat this amount and keep spreading the importance of wildlife. Get out there and keep looking after our planet!
We have a brand new type of competition to add to our ever growing list. During the month of May we will be running our very first Wildlife Competition! May is such a great month for plants and animals, and we want to highlight what you can find in your very own garden.
It’s super easy, contributes to a good cause and gives you the opportunity to win a £100 VOUCHER!
How to enter
Snap a picture of some wildlife in action in your garden. Wildlife can include birds, squirrels, insects – whatever critters you find!
FACEBOOK – Like our Facebook page and share your image to our page with the caption ‘Wildlife Competition entry’.
TWITTER – Follow us at @JParkersBulbs and tag us in your photos with the hashtag #wildlifecompetition
INSTAGRAM– Follow us at @jparkersbulbs and tag us in your photos with the hashtag #wildlifecompetition
Every entry you send in, we donate £1 to The Wildlife Trust.
What you win
The winner of our Wildlife Competition will win a £100 VOUCHER to spend on our website! But that’s not all, every single entry no matter the platform will count as a £1 donation to The Wildlife Trust directly from us. So, whether you win the competition or not, you will be contributing to the preservation of wildlife and our goal to make nature a vital part of our lives.
The Wildlife Trusts
The Wildlife Trusts are an independent charity who aim to restore a third of the UK’s land and seas for nature by 2030. As a company part of the horticulture business, nature is important to us. Through hard work and preservation we want to spread awareness of the work The Wildlife Trusts are doing. There are loads of ways to get involved with The Wildlife Trusts such as events, fundraisers and volunteering. But our favourite is through wildlife gardening! Wildlife gardening puts the focus on the smaller creatures in the garden, and how managing our gardens can help to benefit wildlife.
When does the Wildlife Competition end?
Get your photos to us by May 24th. The winner will be announced on May 28th.
Need some tips?
To have the best chance of winning our grand prize, here are some of our top tips for taking pictures of wildlife in your garden:
Time to announce best in show! This April in our floristry contest, we gave one lucky customer the chance to share their best flower display for the opportunity to snatch 2x tickets to this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show!
We received hundred of entries and so many beautiful arrangements, so we want to thank you all for entering! So, without keeping you in suspense any further, the winner of our floristry content is…
Sophie stole our hearts with this blooming beautiful arrangement of yellow and pink flowers. From pretty peonies to exotic alstromeria, this is certainly a vase worthy of an RHS prize! Sophie will now be attending the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this autumn.
Are your flowers worthy of best in show? This April we are giving away 2x tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in September, and to win, all you have to do is share your prize-worthy flower arrangements! Keep reading to see how you can get involved and win an amazing day out to this year’s Chelsea show.
How to enter:
For a chance to win, send us a photo of your beautiful indoor flower arrangement, worthy of winning an RHS award. The competition will only run until the 23rd April 2021, so it’s time to get arranging!
FACEBOOK – Like our Facebook page and share your image to our page with the caption ‘Floristry Contest’.
TWITTER – Follow us at @JParkersBulbs and tag us in your photos with the hashtag #floristrycontest
INSTAGRAM– Follow us at @jparkersbulbs and tag us in your photos with the hashtag #floristrycontest
Happy Easter to all who celebrate! Over the Easter weekend we hid 10 Easter eggs on products on the J Parker’s website in our Easter Egg Competition. The first person to find them all has won a £100 VOUCHER! But don’t worry, there are second and third place prizes also up for grabs! Were you the first person to email us? Find out below!