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Use your garden for good between April and September 2021! The funds you raise will help families grow brighter futures. Sign up to download our FREE garden-themed resources – including plant sale posters, BBQ recipes, camp out top tips and much more!

  • When
    April to September 2021
  • Where
    Your garden
  • Type
    Fundraising
  • Cost
    Free

Here's how you can use your garden for good and help families grow brighter futures

Whether you sell plants to neighbours, get MOOving on your lawn or host a BBQ with family*, the funds you raise will help provide vital tools and training for families to grow enough to eat.

Spring into Action! Activity ideas (April to May)

Have fun in your garden with your household and hold a garden-themed fundraiser of your choice.*

Here are our top 3 ideas* on using your Garden for Good this spring:

Sign up to receive our full range of exciting garden resources, including plant sale posters and camp out top tips!

Celebrate the summer thyme (June to September)

Get together with friends and family and celebrate the summer, by holding a garden themed fundraiser of your choice.*

Here's our top 3 ideas* on using your Garden for Good this summer:

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Toby Buckland photo

“I’ve seen the work of Send a Cow first-hand in Ethiopia, and I’m still in awe at what they achieve. By sharing practical advice with farmers and families, they help some of the poorest people in Africa grow their way out of poverty. They in turn share what they’ve learnt with their neighbours and so on, transforming lives, unlocking creativity and the potential of whole communities. I’m proud to support their work.”

Toby Buckland Send a Cow Patron, Gardener & Broadcaster
Toby Buckland

You could win tickets to Toby Buckland's Garden Festival, to celebrate the launch of our Gardens for Good summer event. We've teamed up with Toby (Gardener, Author and TV presenter) to offer two free tickets to the award-winning gardening festival being held 11 & 12 June 2021 at Powderham Castle near Exeter. It includes two days of gardening talks, arts & crafts, street food, family music and entertainment.

Here's how to enter:

1️⃣ Follow us (@sendacow) on Instagram.

2️⃣ Take a photo of your favourite spring bloom 🌼

3️⃣ Post it on your feed or your story and tag us (@sendacow), explaining why the photo puts a spring in your step. (If you are on private, please send us a direct message with a screenshot of your entry).

Dahlias or geraniums, roses or fuchsias... Whatever it is, we want to see your favourite flowers and plants. We'll be saving all entries and showing them to Toby to pick his favourite. Once he has chosen, we will be sending the lucky person a direct message to let them know they have won.

Competition closes: Midnight 17th May 2021

Click here to see the full terms and conditions.

How do I take part?

1. Sign up and download your free resources.

Our garden themed resources are packed with handy tips and inspiration to help you host the perfect Gardens for Good event.

2. Set up a Just Giving page

Set up a JustGiving page  and ask friends and family to sponsor you. Or, if they attend your event (i.e. BBQ) ask them to donate in lieu of bringing food or wine. You can also request a collection box from our events team to collect money at your event.

3. Spread the word!

Let friends and family know about your Gardens for Good event by using our free invitation templates and posters, available to download when you sign up. 

*Disclaimer: When holding your garden activity, please be sure to follow all government guidelines on social distancing. For up to date information and advice, please visit: www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Sign up to download your FREE Gardens for Good resources.

Our resources are filled with handy hints, tips and ideas, including: event guide, garden cocktail and BBQ recipes, bunting and invitation templates, plant sale poster and much more to help you raise funds at your Gardens for Good event!

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How your Gardens for Good event could help families grow brighter futures

Raising £66 could provide 10 families with garden gadgets.

Simple items like a fork, a rake and a hoe, can make a world of difference. By having the right tools, families like Nusula’s can transform their small plots of land into thriving gardens!