Donations to Greenfingers’ Turn Old into Gold scheme were auctioned off earlier this month and have raised over £2,300 – the charity is now urging other suppliers to donate unwanted stock.
At the beginning of June Greenfingers auctioned off donations from Wyevale Nurseries, Wyevale Garden Centres and The Scotts Company at auctioneers W & H Peacocks in Bedford.
The donations from Wyevale Nurseries included all the plants used in Wyevale Garden Centres garden from this years’ RHS Malvern Spring Garden Show – which won a gold medal and the best garden in show award.
This donation raised £1,000, and David Mitchell, plant buyer at Wyevale Garden Centres, added: "We were delighted to win a prestigious RHS gold medal and best in show award at the recent Malvern Spring Show. This wouldn’t have been possible without the outstanding quality of plants provided by Wyevale Nurseries and other key suppliers so when we heard about Greenfingers’ campaign to auction off plants to raise money it seemed the perfect home for our show plants."
The Scotts Company have been donating one pallet of unwanted stock per month which is being regularly auctioned off. The company’s latest donation of various lawn and plant products raised £1,325 at the same auction.
Linda Petrons, head of fundraising at Greenfingers, is hoping these recent contributions to the scheme – which have raised thousands for the charity at auction – will inspire others with unwanted stock to donate to Turn Old into Gold.