Gainsborough: The search is on to find the best landscaped garden

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TV presenter Melinda Messenger is fronting a campaign to find the best landscaping job in Gainsborough.

Local timber and builders merchants Travis Perkins are launching High 5, a campaign that celebrates the very best in professional landscaping in Britain.

The best entry from Gainsborough will be in with a chance of being awarded Best Landscape Job in Central England.

The best of the best in Scotland, Wales, Northern, Central and Southern England will form the Travis Perkins High 5 with each entry winning a weekend away for two and a celebratory lunch at Kensington Roof Gardens in September 2015.

Melinda Messenger said: “I’m working with Travis Perkins on the High 5 project to find the people who are getting it right and show everyone just how valuable the landscape gardener is in making Britain a green and pleasant land.”

“We’re looking for examples of great landscaping work. It could be the creation of an all-weather seating area, structure added to a bland landscape, a lawn that gives Wembley a run for its money or simply a driveway packed with personality using inventive paving.”

“I’ll be looking for innovation, creativity and imagination from the entries, a space that I’d want to go into. In addition, there will have to be a mix of textures and materials that work well together, it should be a low maintenance garden, but done brilliantly.”

The competition is only open to Travis Perkins account holders. Nominations must be submitted by Monday 17th August, but landscapers can encourage an entry by handing out a nomination card that can be collected from their local Travis Perkins branch on Corringham Road Industrial Estate or you can submit your entry online at www.travisperkins.co.uk/competitions.