Grow with Towergate Gardening Competition

Our 'Grow with Towergate' competition is designed to help share the joys and benefits of gardening through schools, foster carers and nurseries. Enter by 31st August for the chance to win £250 worth of vouchers!

With the warmer weather finally here, more and more people will be starting to tend their garden. Particularly after the long cold winter, some time in the fresh air will be most welcome!

As spring and summer arrive, garden activity will be in full swing. Not just in private or residential homes, either: school and nursery gardens, allotments and community gardens are on the increase too as people recognise the benefits of getting outdoors.

Health benefits of gardening

As specialists in the care sector, including for schools, we know that gardening can provide many and varied benefits, including:

  • Promotion of healthy eating, particularly in young children, helping them to understand where their food comes from
  • Boosts to vitamin D, important for bone health.
  • A sense of pride and achievement can be developed and shared.
  • Enjoyable learning from the cycle of sowing, planting, nurturing and harvesting and benefits personal health and wellbeing.

How to enter

To celebrate the benefits of developing green fingers and getting outdoors, we are running a school, nursery and foster home gardening competition – register now and we will send you a packet of sunflower seeds for you to plant and nurture.

To enter the competition, simply send us a short description (maximum 150 words) by 31 August 2018 on the benefits of gardening, along with a photo. All entries will be judged by our panel of experts and shortlisted for the public to vote for their winning entry.

All shortlisted entries will get a prize, with the winner receiving £250 of vouchers and the second and third prizes, £50 worth of vouchers each.

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Terms and Conditions: Grow with Towergate Gardening Competition 

The competition is open to all UK based schools, nurseries and foster carers and is governed by English law.

Entry into the competition closes on 31 August 2018, after this date no further entry into the competition will be allowed. By entering the competition, all entrants agree the photograph they supply is their own and may be used by Towergate Insurance in any promotional activity. All entrants will be evaluated and short listed by judges appointed by Towergate Caring Professions Division and their decision is final. Only one entry per individual school, nursery or foster carer into the competition is allowed.

The short-listed entrants will be subject to a public vote which will open on the 7 September 2018. The winners will be notified by telephone on 28 September 2018. Employees of Towergate Underwriting Group Limited and/or any of its holding or subsidiary companies or their family members shall not be permitted to enter the competition. The winning prizes will be Compliments vouchers which can be used in a wide variety of locations and are subject to their own terms and conditions. No cash alternative will be offered.

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