Blooming Success for BEAS

‘Sunflower Competition 2017’ comes up trumps

Sunflower collageWe did it! Bournemouth East Allotment Society (BEAS) has scooped 1st Prize in a fantastic competition which was run by the locally based company, Dorset Tea.

Spicers, the makers of Dorset Tea, launched their “Grow The Sunshine” competition back in May 2017.

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The company teamed up with Thomson & Morgan seeds, to distribute free packets of sunflower seeds to Societies and Clubs around the county with a simple request that we share pictures of the results on social media, including Twitter and Instagram.

Sunflowers are a common sight across our allotments, but 2017 has been different, and also proved very, very rewarding.

BEAS was a little bit slow getting going with the competition, and it took a few weeks to spread the word and hand out seeds, but it appears our Society soon caught up. Our digital guru, Mike Draper, spent his time scouring the allotments snapping pictures and keeping Dorset Tea up to date.

Dorset Tea was impressed with our members’ efforts. In announcing the success, they had commented on the number of pictures of sunflowers from right across the site that had been submitted by the society.

1st PRIZE WORTH £500:

As well as being crowned winner, our Society has won £500 worth of seeds from Thomson & Morgan.

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Jemima Astill, from Spices the makers of Dorset Tea said:

“I am delighted to let you know that Bournemouth East Allotment Society has won the Grow the Sunshine allotment competition!”

“We were thrilled to see all of your wonderful pictures - thank you for sending in so many.”

“Thank you again for all your hard work.”


If you’ve not seen any of our sunflower photos, check out more of our postings on Instagram or Twitter.

Sunflower Competition Dorset Tea Pack Seeds