Marketing executive Andrea Litchfield felt that more should be done to get children into the garden and wanted them to have the opportunity to design a glove that could be worn by children throughout the UK.
The competition was so successful that in March it was decided to take it nationwide. With a closing date on 10 June 2016, more than 1,000 entries have already been received and a panel of gardening experts including Skinny Jean Gardeners, Rob Smith, Stephen Kiernan, Carol Paris, Gill Perkins and Michael Perry will be joining Town and Country on 20 June to select a winner.
Both the Leicestershire and UK winning glove will be showcased at Glee trade show and sold UK wide in both children and adult sizes from January 2017 onwards.
At Glee, Town & Country will announce a partnership with a supplier that will provide a tool range for children that lasts through to adulthood.
A new website will also be complete before Glee and will have links to all the businesses that support Town and County’s campaign to get children gardening.