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08 Jul

Long-term Gardening Direct customer wins £14,000 prize

You may remember some time ago, Gardening Direct launched their ‘Spring Winners’ competition with an amazing prize – a £14,000 Volkswagen Golf or the cash equivalent. All orders were automatically entered into the prize draw, whether online, by post or by phone.

Well, the lucky winner of the fantastic prize was keen gardener Betty Barnett. Betty had quite forgotton that she had entered the Prize Draw when purchasing a Climbing Fuchsia plants and some Begonia earlier this year.The cheque was presented to Betty by Fiona Pickering (Gardening Direct’s Customer Services Director), Mrs Barnett was still in shock but said “As a long-standing Gardening Direct customer I am thrilled and delighted to win the prize. We have had a difficult year as my husband has been rather poorly so this money is especially welcome. It could not have come at a more opportune time for us. Everyone at Gardening Direct has been so kind, particularly as I did not believe them when they called me!”

 

Mrs Betty Barnett Gardening Direct prize winner cheque

Mrs Betty Barnett Gardening Direct prize winner cheque

 

 

Gardening Direct prize winner Mrs Betty Barnett Fiona Pickering Customer Services Director

Gardening Direct prize winner Mrs Betty Barnett Fiona Pickering Customer Services Director

Travelling from Gardening Direct’s head office in Essex to personally deliver the cheque, Fiona Pickering said “I am absolutely delighted to have had the opportunity to present the prize to such a lovely, long standing customer as Mrs Barnett. Her garden is a picture and I know that she will put the money to excellent use!”

 

Mrs Barnett lives with her husband (a retired international shipping director) in Wallingford, Oxon and has a small delightful courtyard garden and six grandchildren.  She has not yet decided what she will do with the money.                   


Comments

One Comment on "Long-term Gardening Direct customer wins £14,000 prize"

  1. R.Aggett on Mon, 18th Mar 2013 5:52 pm 

    Hi,

    Just received my first order from this company, three Ceanothus arrived in a very sturdy box and well protected. The plants are in first class condition, and I would not think twice about re ordering or recommending Jersey plants. They were also very helpful over the phone.

    Regards R. Agget

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