Help grow a generation of gardeners in your kindergarten and be in to win!
The Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project has been running since 2013 and is designed to grow a generation of gardeners through kindy kinds nurturing and caring for their own sunflowers.Kindy kids compete to grow the tallest sunflower or widest sunflower face within their region to win great prizes for their kindergarten – all while learning gardening skills for life!
The project is open to 11 kindergarten associations* around the country. Register your kindergarten online here before FRIDAY 09 JULY to receive your free Daltons Starter Pack with everything your kindergarten kids need to grow their own sunflower.
You will only be competing with kindergartens within your own association’s region. This is because each has its own unique growing conditions.
Your starter pack will be delivered to your kindergarten and contains everything you need to get up and growing. More information can be found here
|REGISTER your kindergarten online between MONDAY 21 JUNE and FRIDAY 9 JULY 2021|
|STARTER PACKS shipped to kindergartens from MONDAY 26 JULY 2021|
|PROJECT STARTS MONDAY 16 AUGUST 2021|
|SUBMIT FINAL photos and measurements by PROJECT END DATE: MONDAY 13 DECEMBER 2021|
About the project
The Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project is a much-loved initiative designed to empower a generation of gardeners and provides an opportunity for children to win prizes for their kindergarten along the way.
At the heart of the project lies Daltons' goal to spark children’s interest and grow a passion for gardening.
The project provides a platform for children to learn gardening skills and a basic understanding of plants by sowing seeds, learning about germination, caring for seedlings, planting them out and daily care of their plant, and much more.
The project runs biennially with the last one held in 2019 when a staggering 13,024 children through 250 kindergartens across 11 kindergarten associations nationwide took part, all aiming to grow the tallest sunflower or widest sunflower face within their region.
for each participating Regional Kindergarten Association*
The Tallest Sunflower
The Widest Sunflower Head
National Prize Draw
Each registered kindergarten goes into the draw to win a $50 Daltons Gardening Product Prize Pack, $100 Warehouse voucher, GARDENA Classic Water Sprayer, and Sunflowers don’t grow in winter childrens' book for their kindergarten.
Send us your photos throughout the project and you could win the Best Photo Award which includes a framed copy of the winning photo, a $50 Daltons Gardening Product Prize Pack, $100 Warehouse voucher GARDENA Classic Water Sprayer and Sunflowers don’t grow in winter children's book for your kindergarten.
Daltons Best Little Gardener for each kindy.
It could be the child who showed a real passion for gardening, was dedicated to watering the plants or paid special attention to their sunflower or even helped others with their sunflowers, it’s up to you. Download and print off participation certificates so every child gets a special memento.
Participation certificates - These are available in the Sunflowers Learning Centre for you to download and print off so every child receives their own special certificate.
Thank you to our Sponsors
A huge thank you to our sponsors, Kings Seeds and The Warehouse who help make this project possible. This year we welcome GARDENA who are kindly donating to the prize packs.
King Seeds have been a partner of the project since its inception and supply Sunflower Skyscraper Seeds - without them we have no project!
The Warehouse has been a valued project partner since 2013 and generously donate vouchers for our winner’s prize packs.
We are delighted to have GARDENA join us as a project partner this year. They are kindly donating one of their fantastic watering nozzles into our winner’s prize packs.
Please see Daltons Sunflowers Project Competition Terms and Conditions here