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Jim Moir launches nationwide community garden competition

Comedian Jim Moir better known as Vic Reeves has helped launch a new competition to find the community garden of the year.

The B&Q Community Garden of the Year competition is open now and close on 18 June.

One garden will be crowned B&Q Community Garden of the Year, winning a 2,500 B&Q gift card and a consultation with award-winning garden designers, Matt Childs and Humaira Ikram.

Matt has been responsible for designing multiple medal-winning show gardens at both the RHS Chelsea and RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Shows, which have been shaped by his people-first approach to garden design, and the power of outside space in contributing to mental and physical wellbeing.

Humaira, meanwhile, is a professional garden designer and runs the Garden Design Diploma at the KLC School of Design. She is a regular contributor on BBC Gardeners Question Time, and most recently, appeared on The Big Flower Fight as a judge alongside Jim Moir.

The launch of the competition comes as a study conducted by the retailer reveals that Gen-Zers are taking on theover fiftiesat their own game, as 85% have become more interested in gardening in the last 12 months and that 93% felt gardening had become trendier in the last year due to spending more time at home.

To launch the competition with a bang, Jim Moir has taken part in a piece of mow-tivational video content set to inspire communities to put their gardens to the test. Jim can be seen tickling tomatoes, consoling a marrow, conspiring with Kenneth the snail, and sitting upon a floral throne as he galvanises green fingers across the nation.

‘At B&Q we pride ourselves on providing the nation with the range of products, plants and flowers they need to make the most of their outdoor spaces,’ said B&Q outdoor category director, Steve Guy.

‘Now, through B&Q Community Garden of the year, we want to shine a light on Brits who dedicated time turning their gardens into their own community oasis. Its great to see how many people have found a love for gardening in recent times. We truly believe gardening should be for the many and not the few, so we hope the launch of this competition will bring out the creative gardeners from up and down the UK.’

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