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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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.
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!
With Christmas just around the corner, we’re getting in the holiday spirit at Parkers, so this December we’re back with another competition. To give something back to our loyal customers, we want to treat 3 lucky people to a special gift. For our Christmas Wishlist Giveaway, we want you to send us 5 items on your J. Parker’s wish list, and 3 lucky winners will win their wish list items!
What you need to do:
Pick out your favourite 5items on the J.Parkers retail site.
On social or via email, write in and tell us your 5 wish list items.
On Dec 21st, 3 winners will be picked at random and contacted to receive their wish list items.
What can you win?
3 lucky winners will be chosen at random, and will receive the 5 items from their Parker’s wish list.
How to enter:
You can send your wish lists to us by December 21st via:
As November comes to an end, so does our monthly competition! We would like to thank all of the entrants for joining in and helping make this year’s Autumn Wreath Challenge a success. So now, it’s time to announce our winner.
All through November, we asked you to create and make your own autumnal-themed wreaths. From berries, feathers and flowers, we received so many unique and amazing entries! Now, without further a due, our autumn wreath and £100 mystery plant prize winner is….
“I’m finding It’s easy to get dragged down by all the miserable news at the moment so I seen your wreath competition and thought it was a great way to get out into my garden and clear my head. So I spent a lovely quiet morning surrounded by my cookie hens, gathering bits and bobs of autumnal colour from my garden and it was lovely to find a bit of solace .”
Nicola A. – Autumn Wreath Winner
Thank you all for entering, here are more of our favourite autumn wreath challenge entries:
With leaves turning, autumn flowers blooming and fruit ready for harvest, there’s so much to love about autumn, and why not show us how much you love autumn by making a wreath!
This November we’re throwing an Autumn Wreath Challenge! Hunt around the garden for berries/shrubbery or pinecones to create your very own autumn wreath. Send us your photos and you could be in for the chance of winning £100’s worth of mystery plants!
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
Send us a photo of your beautiful autumn wreaths on social or via email.
On Dec 1st, one winner will be selected and WIN our £100 mystery selection of plants & bulbs!
HOW TO ENTER
You can show us your wreaths via our social media channels:
October is coming to an end and now it’s time to announce the winners of our Big Pumpkin Hunt. We sent you all scouring across our website to find our first set of 5 hidden Halloween pumpkins, and we had so many eagle-eyed customers managed that managed to spot them! So, we set a harder challenge of locating 10 NEW pumpkins around the site, and now we have our winners for both rounds.
Before we announce the winner’s, we’d like to thank all of our customers who got involved with this competition. We had so many entries, but here are the customers who spotted our pumpkins first:
Our 1st winner was…
Kira.P. – Kira won our amazing £100 voucher prize to spend in our online shop.
Our 2nd Winner is…
Diana (a.k.a Good Life Garden) – Diana is the winner of our HUGE £150 J.Parker’s voucher.
With summer in full swing, now is the prime time to see bees, butterflies and other little pollinators enjoying the summer flowers. So this August, get out your cameras as we’re throwing a Wildlife Garden Competition!
What can I win?
Just sit back in the garden and snap photos of your garden visitors, and one lucky winner will WIN A WILDLIFE FLOWER BULB BUNDLE (WORTH £50)!
Here’s how to enter:
Send us your best wildlife garden photos (entrants can send in multiple entries).
How do I enter?
To enter our Wildlife Garden Competition, send your photos in via our social media channels:
FACEBOOK – Post your entries on our page for a chance to win!
Send your entries by email to email@example.com (email under 5mb) or you can share it with us on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.
All Wildlife Garden Competition entries must be sent in before midnight on Aug 30th 2020.
All entries using photographs 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 social media or in print.
Entrants agree that their names may or may not be published with their entry. No other details will be shared with any third parties.
The winning entry will be judged on both the quality of the image and their written text. The Judge’s decision is final.