Published: 23 March 2015
Gardening celebrities get behind Re-Leaf Day quiz
Children’s hospices are set to benefit from a special quiz being recorded by horticultural celebrities from the world of TV and radio.
The 2015 Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day Quiz is to be held by garden centres, gardening societies and other horticultural organisations across the UK, on the 27th March 2015 – and it’s hoped that thousands of quizzers will take part.
All monies raised from the quiz, just one event being held as part of the wider Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day, will once again go to the small national charity Greenfingers who are dedicated to creating much needed gardens for children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, to relax in and enjoy.
Popular stars of TV and radio Christine Walkden and Chris Beardshaw are set to record questions for the quiz, alongside their BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time colleagues Eric Robson and BBC weatherman Peter Gibbs. Other well-known gardening experts such as Anne Swithinbank, Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Matthew Biggs and (Greenfingers Chairman) Matthew Wilson are also contributing to the quiz, now in its fourth year.
Garden societies, colleges and even schools taking part will each receive a pack containing all they need to host the quiz, at a cost of £100, all of which will go to Greenfingers. The pack includes a special CD of pre-recorded questions to play to the audience, everything they need for the picture round, and a bonus pack of fundraising ideas, hints and tips.
Eric Robson with (seated, left to right) Matthew Wilson, Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew. Photo: PAUL DEBOIS
Matthew Wilson praised everyone involved with Garden Re-Leaf Day: “I am so grateful to everyone taking part in Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day, from my colleagues on Gardener’s Question Time, to all those that have bought a quiz pack or are pledging to raise money in 2015.  Now we just need the public to look out for the quiz taking place at their local garden centre or horticulture society and take the time to go along and support such a great cause via this fun event.  The children and families at hospices across the UK benefit enormously from the work we do, but there are many more that need our help.”

How to find out if the quiz is taking place near you

Anyone who would like to join in with the Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day quiz 2015 should visit to see if the quiz is being hosted at a venue near them.  Alternatively, why not encourage local garden centres to get involved – anyone wishing to host the quiz can simply email to order the quiz pack. 
Information supplied by Whitefoot PR
Reported by Chris Allen  

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