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The Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project runs biennially. The next project is in 2021.
About the project
The Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project is designed to grow little gardeners through nurturing and caring for their own sunflowers. At the heart of the project lies Daltons' goal to spark children’s interest and love of gardening, and empower them to develop gardening skills for life.
The project last ran in 2019 when a staggering 13,024 children through 250 kindergartens across 11 kindergarten associations nationwide have taken part, all aiming to grow the tallest sunflower or widest sunflower face within their region.
It is the fifth time the Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens has run. Throughout the project children have been growing their gardening skills and knowledge; like sowing seeds, germination, caring for seedlings, planting them out and daily care of their plant. They were exposed to basic math concepts through measuring and recording of their plant’s growth each week.
Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project submissions are now closed and winners chosen:
Thank you to our sponsors
A huge thank you to our sponsors, Kings Seeds and The Warehouse who help make this project possible.
for each participating Regional Kindergarten Association*
The Tallest Sunflower
The Widest Sunflower Head
Kindy Gardening Workshop
Daltons Best Little Gardener for each kindy.
It could be the child who showed an incredible passion for gardening, always remembered to water the plants or paid special attention to their sunflower, it’s up to you. Prize and certificate included in the starter pack. Download and print off participation certificates so every child gets a special memento.