Volunteers are being sought to help in a scheme to collect material used in exhibition gardens at the Hampton Court Flower Show for redistribution to other horticultural projects.

Recycling takes root

The London Community Resource Network (LCRN) and Growing Southwark are working in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) on the reuse scheme, which aims to prevent the material being dumped into landfill sites.

Volunteers are needed to talk to as many of the exhibitors and contractors as possible during the event to persuade them to donate anything they don’t need once the show comes to an end and the rapid ‘breakdown’ phase begins.

The volunteers, who will receive health and safety training and high visibility clothing, will be asked to take anything that has been donated to the a specially designated reuse area.

The flower show takes place in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, near Kingston-upon-Thames, with the set-up beginning on 28 June and the breakdown beginning on 11 July.

Anyone interested in helping should fill in an application form, which can be downloaded here, and email it to Polly Raymond. If you have any queries, contact Edouard Guidon at LCRN on 020 7324 4703.


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