A garden centre firm is marking its forthcoming move into Lynn by holding an eco-garden competition for youngsters in the area.
Pupils at primary schools across West Norfolk are being encouraged to take part in the contest, which is being organised by Dobbies Garden World.
The winning pupil will be invited to cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Hardwick Road store next month, as well as securing £1,000 worth of prizes for their school.
Dobbies is giving away a voucher for £500 for equipment to help create the winning pupil’s eco-garden at their school.
Meanwhile, Tesco is donating a £500 gift card to spent in its new superstore, which is opening next to Dobbies on the same day.
To enter the competition, pupils are being asked to design or draw an eco-garden on an A3 piece of paper or card and post it to Community Champion Victoria Emden at Dobbies Garden World, Hardwick Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4NA, before the closing date of Friday, October 11.
Entries must include the child’s name and age, the name of their teacher and the name and telephone number of their school.
The winner will be contacted by Monday, October 14.
Dobbies is also planning to host Little Seedlings Club workshops on its opening day.
The first meeting of the club, which is free for children aged four to ten to join, will be held on Sunday, November 3.
Victoria said: “Our workshops are fun and engaging. Children are much more likely to eat fresh fruit and veggies they have grown themselves.
“It’s a perfect way to get children out into the garden and allow them to get their hands dirty.”