Pippa Greenwood embarks on
UK ‘Grow Your Own’ tour with Stewart
One of Britain’s most popular gardening broadcasters will be hitting the
road later this spring to promote the values of growing your own.
Grow your own specialist and broadcaster, Pippa Greenwood, has teamed up with
Stewart to embark on an ambitious tour to eight locations around the country encouraging
gardeners to make the most of home produce.
With money getting tighter, an increasing number of people are saving cash and
staying healthy by using their gardens, greenhouses and even their windowsills
to cultivate food.
There has been a massive rise in the popularity of grow your own horticulture
lately, with the National Trust reporting the huge potential in the UK with around
600 acres of unused windowsills which could be used to grow fruit and vegetables
under glass by those who do not have space for a greenhouse.
But help is now at hand from Pippa Greenwood who will be demonstrating on the
tour how easy it is to grow your own. She will explain and demonstrate growing
seeds and propagation. She will also show how to pot a plant easily using different
sized pots as well as giving a master class on making small and versatile growing
beds from large pots, troughs and hanging baskets.
The tour will begin on March 1st at Stewarts in Christchurch, Dorset and then
to mark gardening’s own version of Comic Relief, Garden Re-Leaf Day on March
13th, Pippa will be bound for Cadbury Garden & Leisure Centre in Congresbury,
Garden Re-Leaf Day is part of a nationwide programme of fund-raising events aimed
at gardeners of all levels of expertise. All proceeds will be donated to Greenfingers,
the garden industry charity which creates gardens at children’s hospices.
Pippa will visit Scotsdale Nursery & Garden Centre in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire
on March 24th, Barton Grange Garden Centre in Brock Preston, Lancashire on March
28th, as well as Gordale Nurseries in Burton, South Wirral, Cheshire on March
She will then head to Webbs near Droitwich, Worcestershire on April 5th, followed
by attending the Exeter Food Festival, Northernhay Gardens, Exeter on April 13th
and the tour will be rounded off by a visit to the Garden Pride Garden Centre
in Ditchling, West Sussex on May 13th.
The tour comes on the back of a recent three-year partnership deal signed last
year between Stewart and Pippa Greenwood who will be working together to help
consumers improve their understanding of growing fruit and vegetables at home
and support retailers in this increasingly popular market sector.
The BBC Gardeners’ Question Time panellist and BBC Gardeners’ World
columnist said she was very excited to be working with Stewart, taking part in
a very hands-on tour where there will be eight comprehensive information sheets
available to visitors explaining everything from propagation to when to use a
cloche. These, along with a ‘grow your own calendar’, will be available
in garden centres and DIY stores across the country, located next to Stewart products
labelled with Pippa’s ‘grow your own’ branding.
“I’m looking forward to chatting about grow your own with people,
and using some of Stewart’s wonderful products. Stewart’s product
range demonstrates a real and long-term commitment to the grow your own movement
– something that everyone knows I am passionate about.
“I believe that, together, we can help gardeners everywhere get the most
from their grow your own efforts.”
Pippa will have her own blog on the Stewart website at: www.stewart-garden.com/pippa and she will be selling a wide range of Stewart products with the ‘grow
your own’ branding on her own website at www.pippagreenwood.com
March 1st: Stewarts, Lyndhurst Road,
Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4SA. Tel 01425 272244.
March 13th: Cadbury Garden
& Leisure Centre, Smallway, Congresbury,
North Somerset BS49 5AA. Tel: 01934 875700.
March 24th: Scotsdale Nursery
& Garden Centre, Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CB22 5JT. Tel 01223 842777.
March 28th: Barton Grange Garden Centre,
Garstang Road, Brock Preston,
Lancashire PR3 0BT. Tel 01995 642900.
March 29th: Gordale Nurseries Ltd, Chester
High Road, Burton, South Wirral,
Cheshire CH64 8TF. Tel 0151 336 2116.
April 5th: Webbs, Wychbold, Droitwich,
Worcestershire WR9 0DG. Tel 01527 860000.
April 13th: Exeter Food Festival,
Northernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX4 3QE
May 13th: Garden Pride Garden
Centre, Common Lane, Ditchling,
West Sussex, BN6 8TP. Tel 01273 846844.