Everything’s Coming Up Roses!
Elodie Lightfoot (age 6) picking up her roses from Squire’s in Twickenham
Everything’s coming up roses for some lucky school children across the South East who have won Squire’s Garden Centres “Draw A Rose” competition.
Junior school children were invited to draw or paint a rose to celebrate St. George’s Day on 23rd April. The lucky winners have each won a rose plant for their school and also one for their garden at home.
Sarah Squire, Squire’s Deputy Chairman said; “We wanted children to think about St. George’s Day, and about the rose, which is our national flower and quintessentially English. We received absolutely hundreds of entries, all of which were simply stunning. So much time and effort had been put into each design, which meant that the judging was extremely tricky. So congratulations to all the children who took part, and of course to our winners. I hope that their rose plants in their garden at home and at their school give them joy for many years to come, and help encourage a new generation of budding young gardeners.”
Some of the winners picking up their rose plants from Squire’s
Sam Sheftel from Long Ditton Infant School
Squire’s Long Ditton Plant Manager Becky Hill with Evelyn Hunt from Castle Hill Primary School
A selection of some of the winning designs