Following a two-year hiatus, and hot off the success of its RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden, horticultural charity, Perennial, is back with its cheeky Naked Gardening Calendar. As per previous years, the calendar shows the Grubby Gardeners, formed in 2014 as a group of volunteers fundraising for Perennial, baring all for the charity. The calendar is, as always, all about a bit of fun, but there is a serious and important message behind it, which is to raise funds and awareness of the services Perennial offers.
Anita Bates, Director of Marketing and Fundraising from Perennial states: “A job in horticulture is hard, physical work and, despite the important contribution this makes to our collective wellbeing, jobs can be seasonal, attract low pay and people in horticulture do not always enjoy job security.
“Now, with the worst cost of living crisis in a generation, the spiralling cost of energy and in work debt at a level never seen before, the calls to our helpdesk are increasing. Together we can help real people through this crisis, but we can’t do this without the support of our volunteers and fundraisers.”
“Perennial was there for me in my hour of need and may well have saved my life. It sounds dramatic, but their calm guidance at a time when my life was in turmoil massively helped me.” - Peter, Landscaper
All profits from the sale will help Perennial to reach and support more people in the wonderful horticultural industry. The calendar is always popular with people looking for a charity option, and it makes a great stocking filler!
To find out more about the calendar and the work that Perennial does, please visit www.perennial.org.uk
The calendars retail at £10, and all profits go towards the charity Calendars can be purchased from the Perennial website https://shop.perennial.org.uk/products/the-perennial-naked-gardeners-calendar-2023