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Carmarthen Garden Centre announces Coronation community initiatives 

TO CELEBRATE the King’s Coronation next month, Carmarthen Garden Centre is calling on the local community to celebrate the ascension of the new monarch with two exciting initiatives in the coming weeks.  

The store, which is part of the family-run garden centre group British Garden Centres is marking this regal event by engaging with its local area and helping children to reconnect with nature and harness their creative flair.

CelebraTree

Do you know a group, garden, charity or hospice that has gone above and beyond through trying times? In honour of the King’s Coronation, we want to celebrate the people and places who have made a difference in our communities.

To commemorate the occasion, we will be donating a suitably royal tree from our garden centre to be planted by the winner and celebrated by the local areas as they watch the Coronation CelebraTree grow year after year.

So, whether it be a community garden, allotment, retirement home or charity outdoor space, we want to green it up with our CelebraTree Coronation campaign! Local groups can be nominated through www.britishgardencentres.com/celebratree/   and once nominations are in, they will be selected by the British Garden Centres’ team.  Entries close on the 27th of April and the winner will be announced on the 30th of April. Trees will need to be collected before May 8th to be planted as part of The Big Help Out.

The Great British Garden Centre Cake Competition

We are inviting children and local schools to take part in this exciting competition. The King’s Coronation is a fitting theme which will ignite both artistic passion and creativity as we ask your little ones to draw and design a Coronation Cake!

From Union Jack designs to a cake version of Windsor Castle, we want to see what your budding Picassos/bakers can dream up for this moment in history. Judging will take place by the British Garden Centres team stepping into the roles of baking gurus Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Cake designs can be submitted at  https://britishgardencentres.com/coronation-cake-competition/ 

The competition will close on the May 3 with the winner receiving an incredible gardening and baking-themed hamper and a £100 British Garden Centres Gift Card.

Steven Hunt , Manager of  Carmarthen Garden Centre said; “We want to bring the community together for our new King Charles III and Queen Camilla. CelebraTree will recognise the hard-working groups and individuals that make our community what it is and plant a tree that will benefit future generations. And what is a coronation party without cake? We can’t wait to see children’s designs and bring them to life, creating a cake worthy of a place in the Bake-Off final.”

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