Celebrity quiz at Clitheroe garden centre

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A CELEBRITY gardening quiz will be held at Shackletons Home and Garden Centre, in Chatburn, next month.

It will host the special event on Tuesday March 13th as part of a newly-launched initiative called Garden Re-Leaf Day – designed to kickstart the gardening year. All the questions in the quiz have been set by some of the UK’s best-known gardening faces, including Alan Titchmarsh, Christine Walkden, Toby Buckland, Pippa Greenwood, Bob Flowerdew and Joe Swift. And the celebrity gardeners will even ask the questions, via a specially created Garden Re-Leaf quiz CD.

David Shackleton said: “We’re really pleased to be able to support Garden Re-Leaf Day. Apart from being a great event, there is also a serious side to the quiz.

“As part of Garden Re-Leaf Day, the quiz will raise much-needed funds for the garden industry’s charity, Greenfingers, which creates magical gardens for children’s hospices.”

Based on the popular pub quiz format, the evening will feature eight fast-paced rounds, all hosted by the celebrity gardeners. BBC Gardener’s World Magazine will also be contributing a picture round.

The quiz evening will take place in the Pavilion Restaurant at the garden centre and starts at 6 p.m. The cost to enter is £2 per person, with all proceeds from ticket sales being donated to the charity Greenfingers. For an additional £3 people will be able to enjoy a supper of vegetable broth. The bar will also be open during the evening for refreshments.

David added: “During the quiz we’ll be launching a raffle, also in aid of Greenfingers, to win a ‘Grow Your Own Kit’ worth £100. Tickets cost £1 and will be available to buy throughout March, with the winner being drawn on Monday April 2nd.

“It’s set to be a very enjoyable evening, we’re really looking forward to it and hope lots of people will come along and join in the fun.”

Entry to the quiz is open to individuals as well as groups. To enter, call Shackletons Home and Garden Centre on 01200 440760, or for more information call in at Shackletons or visit: www.shackletonslifestyle.co.uk