Greenfingers garden centre walk aims to raise £15,000

The Garden Re-Leaf Thames walk is calling for participants

Boyd Douglas Davies with Briers gloves
Boyd Douglas Davies with Briers gloves

This is a 20 mile walk along theThames, starting at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre and going to the Clifton Nurseries on the 27 March, aiming to raise £15,000.


So far the prospective walkers include:  Matthew Mein and his team (i2i), Vicky Nuttall (GIMA), Will Armitage and Iain Wylie (GCA), A team from the HTA, Trevor Pfeiffer (GTN), Sarah Cosgrove (Horticulture Week), Craig Hall (Deco Pak), Chris Houfe (Great British Cards), Mark Long (Paperhouse), Ian Flouders and Richard Newton (Woodlodge), Robbie Cumming (Whitefoot Forward) and one person from the Greenfingers office.

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Greenfingers is also calling on garden centres to tell them about their plans, ahead of Garden Press Event on 12 February, where a list will be given to the media by organiser Boyd Douglas Davies.

Stars of TV and radio Christine Walkden and Chris Beardshaw are set to record questions for the Garden Re-Leaf quiz, alongside their BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time colleagues Eric Robson and BBC weatherman Peter Gibbs. Other well-known gardening experts such as Anne Swithinbank, Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Matthew Biggs and Greenfingers chairman Matthew Wilson are also contributing to the quiz, now in its fourth year.

Briers is running a fundraiser with a glove promotion and associated 'gluvvie' selfie pictures sent on Twitter.

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