This year marks our 40th Ruby Anniversary and as the hopeful symbol of the sunflower is all the more relevant, we are pleased to launch our Ruby Sunflower competition.
Calling all budding gardeners! Can you grow the tallest ruby sunflower from seed?!
If you haven’t got space to grow your own Ruby Sunflowers then you can still get involved by entering the Most Creative Sunflower competition. From painting your own Vincent Van Gogh sunflowers to making a paper mache sunflower - the choice is yours.
By entering the Ruby Sunflower competition you’ll have the chance to win a season pass for our Glorious Somerset Gardens campaign 2021 or some lovely prizes – all whilst helping to raise vital funds for St Margaret’s Hospice Care.
Entry costs £5 per person to enter the Tallest Sunflower competition, which includes entry to the competition and a packet of seeds sent to your door. If you have already purchased our seeds and want to show off your sunflower, entry costs £2 per person to enter the Tallest Sunflower competition. Entry costs £2 per person to enter the Most Creative Sunflower competition. Each competition has an adults and children’s (under 16) category to enter.
You have until midnight on Wednesday 30 September 2020 to grow and measure your Ruby Sunflowers or to submit your Most Creative Sunflower entries.
The competition is open to everyone – so invite your all friends and family to take part, you can even have your own competition at home to see who grows the tallest in your house!
Plus you'll be helping to look after bees, butterflies, moths and many other insects that will visit your ruby sunflower once it is outside. Birds will also enjoy the seeds once your plant has finished flowering.
Read full competition terms and conditions here.
How to submit your entries
Complete the entry form below to let us know you are taking part.
If entering the ‘Tallest Sunflower Competition’ you must photograph your entry demonstrating its height and confirm exact measurements. You must then email your entry by midnight on Wednesday 30 September 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org to log your entry.
If entering the ‘Most Creative Sunflower Competition’ you must photograph your entry and email to email@example.com by midnight on Wednesday 30 September 2020 to log your entry.
With each entry, please state which competition you are entering i.e. ‘Tallest Sunflower Competition’ or ‘Most Creative Sunflower Competition’, and which category you are entering i.e. adult or under 16’s. One entry per person only.
Enter the Ruby Sunflower competition here: