The search is on to find Britain’s worst garden. Is your garden a living nightmare? Dangerous to the children? Is the cat too scared to go outside? Are your neighbours buying taller fences to hide the eyesore?
MyBuilder.com home to great tradesmen, are offering all homeowners a chance to win a Grand for their Garden.
Whilst the expert gardeners are turning their attention to RHS Chelsea this May, much of Britain is setting its sights on winning a big-hearted gardening competition to transform their garden disaster.
Launched just 1 week ago the competition has already attracted well over 100 entries and it’ll be running until 20th May with voting continuing a week after entries have closed. With the competition hotting up, Nicola Machin from Willenhall is one homeowner hoping to win the prize to transform her garden and make it much easier for the wheelchair of her young daughter Ellie Mae, who is living with cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus and epilepsy. Ellie, loves nothing more in life than gardening and winning this competition would have a truly life changing impact.
It’s no coincidence that gardens can suffer when their owners do. Entries so far tell woes of gardens suffering as a result of near fatal heart attacks, life limiting illnesses, disability, divorce and financial difficulty. All these life-changing events can take its toll on a garden.
To enter, users simply need to post a picture of their garden and tell us what the makeover would mean to them. The winning entry will receive £1,000 worth of materials and a MyBuilder tradesperson to create that dream garden.
The 12 entries with the most votes will be shortlisted and with voting closing 27th May there is plenty of time to get the votes needed to make the final. MyBuilder.com will then select the winner from the 12 finalists.
In 2013, the previous winner stroke victim Jon Mason describes his garden transformation as life changing. His recommendation for entrants this year? Just enter! “I’ve never won anything before, so if I can win, anyone can”. He advises everyone to “encourage friends to share and vote for them” and hopes it has a similar impact for this year’s winner.
If you are in need of help, or want to nominate someone to transform their garden, then ENTER NOW.