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Best Garden Competition

We’re once again recognising the pride that tenants who live on our estates take in their gardens as we open our annual Best Garden Competition for entries.

Here's a special message from gardening expert John Stirland who will once again be judging this year's awards.

 

The categories you can enter are:

Bee friendly garden
Best use of outdoor space
Best garden transformation
Best communal green space
Best community garden
Best edible garden
Best small garden
Most colourful garden
Best floral display

And new for 2022…

A Garden fit for the Queen – in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This could be a garden that you’ve created to mark the celebrations or just one that you’d be proud to have The Queen come and visit!

Inspirational gardener – awarded to a gardener who has faced adversity or challenge in their life and has created their garden in spite of or because of what they’ve faced.

Each year, we’re wowed by the range of gardens we see entered – and whether you’ve been gardening for years, or are starting for the first time, or whether you have a garden of your own or an outdoor or indoor space that you use – there’s a category for everyone and we’d love to celebrate what you’re doing!

How to enter
Send us photographs of your garden, with your name, address, contact details, the category you’re entering and a little about your garden and email them to involved@nottinghamcityhomes.org.uk – or you can direct message them to us on our Facebook page, (please don’t post directly to our page with your details).

You can enter as many times and in as many categories as you’d like and can send up to 10 photographs per category entry.

Unfortunately we’re unable to receive postal entries.
The final judging will only be made on the photographs you submit – so make sure they capture your garden at its best!

Great prizes!
Each category winner will receive a trophy, certificate and a £50 e-gift voucher.

Entries close Friday 15 July

Rules

1. The 2022 Garden Competition is open to any Nottingham City Homes tenant, any former tenant who has bought their house under the Right to Buy Scheme, anybody who has purchased a former council home on a Nottingham City Homes estate or any Nottingham City Homes leaseholder. Community Gardens operating within the city boundaries to the benefit and enjoyment of local residents can also enter.

2. This year’s city-wide categories are:

  • Bee friendly garden
  • Best use of outdoor space
  • Best garden transformation
  • Best communal green space
  • Best community garden
  • Best edible garden
  • Best small garden
  • Most colourful garden
  • Best floral display
  • A Garden fit for the Queen
  • Inspirational gardener

3. Entry for the competition is made available from April to 15 July via the Nottingham City Homes Facebook page or the Nottingham City Homes’ Involvement team email. No postal entrants will be accepted. All entries must be received by the specified date. All judging will be virtually based on the photographs provided

4. One winner will be awarded per category. Prizes will only be awarded upon the achievement of a 50% or more score.

5. Category winners will be notified by phone by September, although Nottingham City Homes reserve the right to extend the competition deadline.

6. Nottingham City Homes cannot accept any responsibility for loss or delay to entries.

7. By entering the competition you give Nottingham City Homes’ permission to use photographs of your home or garden and your name and street to be included in related press releases and any future publications.