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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.
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
EMAIL – Email us at [email protected] (Entries must be under 5mb – please include your name and postcode)
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!
It is officially British Summertime meaning Spring has finished, much like our competition. We want to thank each and every one of you for participating. We had such a fun time looking at all of your amazing photography, there’s some real talent here! But without further ado, here are the winners!
1ST PLACE – 1 WINNER OF X WIN £100 VOUCHER FOR J PARKERS
Congratulations, Diane Simpson! Your Fritillaria Crown Imperial looks absolutely stunning, the composition of the shot is impeccable. The way the water softly drops off of the petals and the bright blue sky in the background, you can even see the watering can in the shot! A very gorgeous photo that is deserving of our first place prize!
2ND PLACE – 1 WINNERS OF X WIN £75 VOUCHER FOR J PARKERS
Say hello to our second place winner, Pam Reading! Although flowers rightfully belong in the sun, it isn’t easy to find them looking their best in the dead of winter. That is why I like this picture so much, it manages to capture the beauty of winter and the fact that nature is always present. A very pretty picture, that takes second place!
3RD PLACE – 1 WINNERS OF X WIN £50 VOUCHER FOR J PARKERS
Our third place winner is, Jo Johns! I really like how close up this image is as it allows us to get up close and personal with each and every delicate petal. The addition of the butterfly just takes it up a level, showing the beauty of everything that nature has to offer!
RUNNERS UP – 7 WINNERS OF X WIN £25 VOUCHER FOR J PARKERS
A round of applause for our incredible runners up! It was so hard choosing between all of our entries so don’t think you’ve just about made the cut. All of these images were chosen for specific reasons and you should all be very proud of yourselves!
That is it for the Spring Photo Competition 2021! Once again, thank you to everyone who emailed us their entries, we had so much fun looking through all of them. Photography is amazing because it allows us a brief glimpse into someone else’s vision. With all of your amazing gardens, it’s great to see how you’ve been able to transform your space using our bulbs!
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Our annual Spring Photography Competition is back for 2021 with another chance to win up to £100 worth of J Parker’s vouchers. So this spring, get out in the garden and take some stunning floral snapshots.
How to enter:
For a chance to win, simply send us your J. Parker’s spring-flowering photos. The competition will only run until 28th March 2021, however there’s plenty of time to snap those pretty spring-flowering bulbs!
FACEBOOK – Like our Facebook page and share your image to our page with the caption ‘Spring Competition entry’.
TWITTER – Follow us at @JParkersBulbs and tag us in your photos with the hashtag #springcompetition
INSTAGRAM– Follow us at @jparkersbulbs and tag us in your photos with the hashtag #springcompetition
EMAIL – Email us at [email protected] (Entries must be under 5mb – please include your name and postcode)
What you can win:
This year, we have 10 amazing prizes up for grabs:
1st Place – 1 winner of x Win £100 voucher for J Parkers
2nd Place – 1 winners of x Win £75 voucher for J Parkers
3rd Place – 1 winners of x Win £50 voucher for J Parkers
Runners up – 7 winners of x Win £25 voucher for J Parkers
Competition closes 28th March 2021.
Want some spring competition tips?
Here are a few photo theme recommendations from us to help you bag one of our prizes:
Glorious flower close ups
Good luck and happy snapping!
Terms and conditions:
All entries which meet the criteria outlined below will be considered for the prize of up to £100 worth of J. Parker’s vouchers, plus an additional 2nd place (£75 prize), 3rd place (£50 prize) and 7 prizes of £25.
All entries using photographs must be original images, taken/produced by the entrant.
Entrants agree that their names may or may not be published with their entry.
Ten winners will receive vouchers to spend on any products currently offered by J. Parker’s. This cannot be exchanged for cash and there is no substitution for this prize.
All varieties of spring bulb will be considered, but only those purchased from J. Parker’s will qualify for the competition prizes.
Send your entries by email to [email protected] (email under 5mb) or you can share it with us on our social media pages.
All entries will be considered, and you can enter as many times as you wish. Competition closes 28th March 2021. Winners will be notified by email before the 1st April 2021.
It’s that time of year again! We want to thank all of the entrants for joining in and helping make this year’s Community Garden Competition a success. We’ve received so many heart-warming and inspirational entries this year. We deeply appreciate everyone who has shared their local community’s story with us.
So why wait any longer? Keep reading to discover who are our community garden winners!
Snowshill Drive Community Garden
In 2019, Andy P. decided that a unused green space just 500m from his front door had potential.
Between donations and personal spends, in 2020 the area has been filled with wildlife-friendly shrubs and flowers. Local businesses donated a lawn mover, a recycled plastic park bench, and a local letting agent donated towards the creation of a rose garden.
Elderly folk who are unable to tend a garden, and people who suffer mental illness have become regular visitors to the garden. Now, the space is a tranquil, relaxing space for the community. Families also use the garden for picnics in the warmer months, and local workers use the space as a lunchtime retreat.
Andy wants to use the prize to help with his next project; creating a shrub border alongside the footpath.
Since 2016, Tadcrafters CIC in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire has supported a range of charities and causes. From promoting craft skills, enabling people to learn new skills and developing social networks in and around the town.
In 2020, a neglected garden (originally a 17th Century Quaker burial ground) was taken on by the local community. This formed a new gardening group, bringing together existing and aspiring gardeners of all ages to restore the garden. The aims of the project is to create a welcoming, wildlife-friendly space for everyone to enjoy. As well as providing a place to meet, sit, chat, garden and appreciate the surroundings.
Whilst the project has the support of both the town and district councils, they have no funding resources in place. Therefore, a donation of plants and bulbs would be a very welcome boost to the plans to create a beautiful community garden.
Gretton Court is an extra care facility in Melton Mowbray, Leicester. Provided by Leicestershire County and Melton Borough Councils, the facility allows elderly and disabled residents to live independently in a safe environment with the extra support they need.
In 2017 and after 5 years of fundraising, The Friends of Gretton Court (a volunteer group) opened a sensory garden for the use of Gretton Court residents, their families and the wider local community. The garden provides a safe environment to meet and enjoy the outside in a varied garden. Designed to be friendly for the sight impaired and wheelchair users, the sounds, smells and beautiful sights in the garden have helped to stimulate memories and wellbeing, Past residents are also displayed as memory leaves on the feature stainless steel Memory Tree. During the pandemic, the garden has allowed people to meet outside safely.
The volunteer group hope that winning one of our prizes will help continue and extend the objective of the garden by displaying plants and shrubs on as wide a season as possible.
We’re back again for our annual community garden competition! Are you a part of a local community garden? Let us donate!
We know that during the recent lockdowns and with the public not being able to socialise as much, community gardening projects have suffered. However, with a new year comes new hope that we can get out and garden together again. So, tell us about your community garden group and share how your garden has benefited your local area and community.
We will be selecting three community gardens and donating a selection of bulbs/plants to their gardens. The prizes will consist of a specially selected range of J.Parker’s plants and bulbs, hand-picked to compliment your community garden’s theme.
How to enter
Simply answer this question (in 250 words or less):
How does your community garden support the local community?
Please send your answers to us via email at: [email protected]. (Remember to please keep your entries under 5mb to ensure we receive them).
What you can win
There will be 3 prizes for our top 3 favourite community gardens, including:
1st Prize – £100 worth of plants & bulbs
2nd Prize – £75 worth of plants & bulbs
3rd Prize – £50 worth of plants & bulbs
Three winning entries will receive a donation of bulbs or plants from J. Parker’s for use in their community project.
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 protected] (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 and their project 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 following criteria will be used to judge entries;
How the idea will benefit local communities and environments.
The originality of the idea and anything that sets it apart from other entrants.
The winners will receive a donation of J. Parker’s products with a value of up to £100 subject to available stock. This will be made up of products of our choosing based on the project described in the entry, cannot be exchanged for cash and there is no substitution for this prize. This donation of products can only be used for the purpose outlined in your entry.
Competition closes 24th February 2020.
Winners will be notified by email before the 28th February 2020.
This month we said we were giving 3 customers the chance to win a £50 e-voucher to spend on our J. Parker’s site. Now that January is finally over, it’s time to announce our New Year, New Garden giveaway winners!
The winner’s list…
Congratulations to each of our garden giveaway winners. Each winner will be receiving a £50 e-voucher to spend on our website.
This month’s giveaway saw hundreds of entries so thank you all for heading over to our Facebook page and taking part. We will be back with another new competition in February so keep your eye’s peeled.
Celebrate the New Year in style with our January giveaway. This month we’re giving 3 keen gardeners the chance to win a £50 e-voucher to spend on our J. Parker’s site. Here’s how you avid growers can get your hands on free plants!
The big day is here! For our Christmas Wishlist Giveaway we asked you to send us 5 items on your J. Parker’s wishlist. With the season of giving upon us, here are our 3 winners for 2020. Each winner will receive their special wishlist items as a prize.