Over the past few weeks, gardeners of all ages and levels of expertise have turned to their outdoor spaces even more and we’ve heard about lots of school children who are starting to plant their own fruit and vegetables at home. With this in mind, we wanted to invite these budding gardeners to build a scarecrow out of recycled items from the home, which can watch over their crops in a natural way.

For a chance to win £20 worth of vouchers to spend at The Gardens Group, simply:
Build a scarecrow using recycled or unused items from around your home and garden
Email a picture of your scarecrow to castle@thegardensgroup.co.uk, along with your first name, age, address, email address and a list of items used to create it, by Thursday 30 April* The competition will be split into four age categories; 7 and under, 8 – 12, 13 – 16 and young at heart.
Winners will be announced on Friday 8 May
All entrants who live within 25 miles of our garden centres will receive a free packet of seeds

*Please note that contact information is only collected for the purpose of this competition and will be deleted once the competition is over. Personal information about children under the age of 18 will not be collected and/or shared without the consent of a parent or legal guardian.