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!
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.
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!
Check out some of our other blogs and competitions!
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!