Griffins launch school competition

DSC_5964After all the wet and windy weather we had in February, memories of Storms Ciara, Jorge and Denis were forgotten and there was an air of spring in Griffins Garden Centre in Dripsey as the team pulled out all the stops for the official Launch of the Muintir na Tire Cork School garden Competition. Muintir na Tire, Cork County Council Environment and Heritage Sections, Cork City Council and Griffins Garden Centre have come together to organise this exciting competition and the eighth annual competition is open! County Mayor Michael Looney praised this great initiative that helps children to learn the importance of nature while staying active, telling the children he had been an active gardener since he was at school in Coachford. The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr John Sheehan said that Cork City Council was delighted that all primary schools in the City could now enter and showcase their school gardens and learn from the other entrants in the competition. Special guests included the children and teachers of Conna National School Overall winner in 2019, School of the Divine Child Ballintemple Cork City and Dripsey National School. This year Griffins and The Irish Bee Conservation Society are also awarding special awards for the most Bee friendly Gardens. Register now on www.muintir