Free sweet pea seeds for schools to grow for the Mr Fothergill’s Sweet Pea Competition

Any of Britain’s schools which would like the chance to win £500 just by growing sweet peas this summer for Mr Fothergill’s national competition are being given an added incentive with the offer of free packets of sweet pea seeds.


The company has a packet of 35 seeds of its Sweet Pea Incense Mixed, each worth £2.05, to give to the first 100 schools which contact it expressing an interest.  The judging will be held at Capel Manor College, North London on Saturday 5 July, and postal entries are welcomed.

The category for schools’ entries has a £500 first prize, £300 second prize and £100 third prize to be donated to the winning schools’ funds.  There is also a category for individual youngsters, with a £250 top prize for the winner.

Competition coordinator Pim Dickson said, “The event is aimed at ‘ordinary’ gardeners, with prizes being awarded to entrants whose displays have the greatest all-round appeal in the opinion of the judges.  We want it all to be to be as much fun as possible.  Sweet peas are easy to grow and everyone loves their flower form and fragrance.”

Entrants may either post their blooms in a two-litre soft drinks bottle or turn up at the college on the day of the show to stage their flowers.  Pim has devised a method of allowing postal entries to arrive in good condition.

To request a free packet of Sweet Pea Incense Mixed for a school, please request using this online entry form, telephone on 0845 371 0518 or write to Mr Fothergill’s, Gazeley Road, Kentford, Suffolk CB8 7QB.

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12 Responses to “Free sweet pea seeds for schools to grow for the Mr Fothergill’s Sweet Pea Competition”

  1. Michelle Gray says:

    We are a pre-school in Bedfordshire and we heard about your sweet pea promotion through the RHS School Gardening Scheme who we are a member of. We would be grateful to tale part in this competition with the free seeds thankyou

  2. Dawn Booth says:

    Please could you send us some sweetpea seeds as we would love to try and grow them in our new polytunnel.

    Thanks Dawn

  3. Chris Bateman says:

    Hi. We have just made an allotment area out of old pallets and tyres and would love to have some sweet peas. Thanks a lot!

  4. paul says:

    We are new school in having a allotment on our grounds and would love to have the chance to grow some sweetpeas

    Thanks paul

  5. Liam Dearing says:

    We are a school and have a new gardening area consisting of raised beds and greenhouses we are planning on growing on.
    Would love to get involved with some free seeds!


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