WoodBlocX launches Raised Bed Rescue competition

Wooden raised bed manufacturers WoodBlocX has launched a nationwide competition open to public and community gardens and parks.

Filton Community Garden in Bristol
Filton Community Garden in Bristol
The online company, which is based in Scotland and backed by Dragon’s Den investor Peter Jones, is giving away £5,000 of its products per year and is calling the project its Raised Bed Rescue Campaign.

It came up with the idea after volunteers at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh’s Edible Gardening Project asked for a donation of raised beds.

WoodBlocX’s Henry Blake said: "This request made us think about all of the gardens and gardening projects that are run by passionate people, and which may not have the funds available to revamp and restore areas.

"We have decided to put an annual budget aside for gardens and gardening groups to apply for which are in need of a little boost, maybe their current raised beds have fallen into disrepair or a group of people has a space set aside within the local community to set up a gardening group, whatever the circumstances we want to hear about it."

Filton Community Gardens in Bristol (pictured) was another garden to benefit from WoodBlocX’ help, after the available budget did not stretch to the nine beds needed.

Gardens of any size can be entered into the competition as long as they are open to and used by the public.

The most popular bed size is 2.5m x 1.5m and sells for £335 recommended retail price, so as many as 14 beds could be won by seven gardens.

Entry is via www.woodblocx.com/raisedbedrescue and open until May 31.

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