He told the guests that the "gardening Comic Relief" day, on Tuesday 13 March 2012, was a golden opportunity to promote the industry. Already 500 companies had pledged to take part, but the former Webbs garden centre chief advised others not to miss out on the biggest event in gardening next year.
He announced that some of the UK's top gardening celebrities were joining forces to support the event day by devising a gardening quiz that will be offered to garden centres for a £50 donation for them to use as a fundraisers during the day.
Douglas-Davies told the guests that the Garden Media Guild had offered to help publicise the activities. A nationwide diary would be given to guild members at the end on November. Plans sent to Greenfingers by 24 November can be included in the activity diary.
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