The Garden Re-Leaf Day 2020 walk and cycle ride will be held on this Friday, the 13th March, in Chilton, Oxfordshire.
The annual event raises money for the Greenfingers Charity, who create gardens for children in hospices.
You can read more about the charity in this article:
For the garden industry, the day creates team-building opportunities and brings more shoppers into garden centres earlier to extend the peak spring season.
Products raising money for Greenfingers include: Vivid Arts Rabbit figurine, Woodlodge’s terracotta ‘Greenfingers’ pot, Zest 4 Leisure’s Tiverton Charity Planter, Evergreen Garden Care’s Miracle-Gro compost packs, and Wharton Roses ‘Rosy Cheek’ rose.
People can participate by walking or cycling with their teammates, or organise their own event to raise money for the charity. For a full list of events you can participate in, check out the Greenfingers website.
Since launching 20 years ago, Greenfingers has completed 58 gardens across the country, including an RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden at the 2019 event.
New gardens include an updated Remembrance Garden at the Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough, an all-inclusive play garden at St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle, and at Ty Hafan in the Vale of Glamorgan will benefit from an outdoor haven that provides opportunities to stimulate the senses.
Haven House in Woodford Green, Essex, will receive a Garden of Reflection where children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, parents and carers can spend time with friends and family, or alone as a peaceful place in which to remember and reflect.