Just the thicket - Redrow is looking for the gardeners of the future
We’re searching for ‘Grow-getters’ to design a garden of the future, but there’s one catch – you have to be under 11 years old.
We will reward 18 lucky budding landscape artists with their own personalised planter and gardening kit, while their schools will also receive gardening vouchers to create a greener playground.
On top of this, the winners could also see their design incorporated into private gardens or shared outdoor space at our future developments.
From floating flower pots and vegetable patches made from upcycled materials, to rainwater-powered lighting fixtures and luxury birdhouses with solar panels to power nearby water features, children are encouraged to unleash their creativity and fill their imaginary green spaces with eco-friendly and futuristic elements, whether they’re natural or man-made.
The competition is open to children living in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon.
Children can apply for the role by visiting the relevant competition entry page:
The competition follows the announcement of our biodiversity strategy, ‘Nature for People’, established in partnership with the Wildlife Trusts. The strategy includes a ‘landscape-led’ design approach, which will shape the way developments look in the future by enhancing existing natural features and wildlife routes, as well as focusing on effective habitat management.
Ryan O’Sullivan, Head of Sales for the East Midlands, said: “The past year has taught us how to appreciate the outdoors and the nature on our own doorsteps. As a housebuilder, we’re keen to leave a positive environmental legacy by making sure people living at our developments can benefit from healthy, beautiful green spaces, so we’ve been working closely with the Wildlife Trusts to increase biodiversity.
“After the creation of nature-rich environments across all our developments, the next natural step is to look at how we can bring nature into people’s own gardens.
“With demand for homes with bespoke outdoor space on the rise, we started asking ourselves – what could they look like in 10, 20, 30 years’ time? There’s no one better to answer that question than our children – they still have an overflowing imagination that is often lost as an adult, so we’ve decided to launch a region-wide search for a ‘Grow-getter’.
“We’re looking for local youngsters who are passionate about nature, dreams of colourful spaces filled with futuristic flowers and can reinvent gardens as we know them. If this sounds like your child, then we can’t wait to hear from you!”
To find out more about our ‘Nature for People’ biodiversity strategy, established as part of the our ongoing partnership with The Wildlife Trusts, click here