A national search is on for young Kiwi gardeners who have a passion for plants and dig gardening.
The Yates Budding Young Gardener competition opens on September 1 and is for children aged 5-15, with all levels of capability, who just love spending time in the garden growing things.
The lucky winner will become a Yates ambassador for one year and win an amazing family trip to Hawaii.
Judge and gardening guru, Ruud Kleinpaste says learning how to garden sets children up for life.
“It is becoming a fading skill with many of today’s kids not knowing what a seed is, or where potatoes come from. As our lives get busier and more complex, the art of gardening becomes more important.”
“Producing food is one obvious benefit but caring for a plant can teach children about responsibility as well as science, nature and nutrition. Taking time to learn the basics of gardening brings so many rewards,” says Ruud.
All entrants will need to complete the entry form, answer a number of gardening questions and either submit a short video sharing their garden and what they get up to in it or photographs.
Seven regional winners will be selected by the judges and they will win a massive Yates Budding Young Gardener Hamper valued at over $300. An overall winner will be selected from the seven regional winners and will be off to Hawaii with their family.
The five day visit will include flights, accommodation and a rental car plus tickets to some of the islands wonderful natural attractions. The grand prize also includes spending a day in your garden with a Yates horticulturist picking up some great skills and tips.
To find out how to enter and terms and conditions visit https://www.yates.co.nz/budding-young-gardener/. Entries close Sunday, October 6, 2019.
The grand prize winner will be announced during National Gardening Week which runs from October 21-28.
The Weekend Sun has one Budding Young Gardener hamper to give away containing a selection of Yates flower and vegie seeds, fertilisers and growing mix.