Cultivation Street


Cultivation Street Specialist Categories

THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED - you can view the 2018 shortlisted entries and winners via this link

Please see below for details of when the winners in each category will be announced:

Community Regions, Front Gardens, Small Spaces and Colour Your Life results will be available to view from 6am on Sunday 2nd September on our website or in the Sunday Mirror.

Ambassador results will be available to view from 6am on 9th September on our website or in the Sunday Mirror.

School Garden results will be available to view from 6am on 16th September on our website or in the Sunday Mirror.

OVERALL Community Garden Winner, chosen from the winners of the five regional categories, will be available to view from 6am on 23rd September on our website or in the Sunday Mirror.

Simply go to the 'Competition' tab and click on the "Winners of 2018" drop down and then click on the appropriate category. Please note: This will go live in accordance with the above dates only.)

We are looking for the best community gardening projects and school gardens around the UK – and we want to hear from you!

Enter our community gardening competition sponsored by Calliope® Geraniums to win your share of our jackpot. We have six specialist categories designed to reward passionate people taking part in community, neighbourhood and school gardening projects.


This award will go to the school that has best involved children to create an inspirational school garden. The garden can be edible or ornamental and new or well-established.

The school should also be able demonstrate that it is teaching children how to garden and interact with nature. This award is open to any school in the UK and Channel Islands.


1st - £2,500 + 100 Calliope Plug Plants

2rd – £1,500 + 100 Calliope Plug Plants

3rd - £1,000 + 100 Calliope Plug Plants

4th - £500 + 100 Calliope Plug Plants

5th - £500 + 100 Calliope Plug Plants

6th - £500+ 100 Calliope Plug Plants

7th - £500+ 100 Calliope Plug Plants


This award will go to fantastic and inspiring community gardening projects and people who are making their local area a greener place to live.

Whatever you are doing to improve your local area with gardening and growing, we want to hear about it!

The Cultivation Street campaign aims to reward passionate and dedicated community gardeners. Remember we are not looking for designer gardens and horticultural skills – we want entries bursting with community spirit!


1st -£5,000 + 100 Calliope Plug Plants

2nd - £1000 + 100 Calliope Plug Plants

3rd- £1000 + 100 Calliope Plug Plants

4th- £1000 + 100 Calliope Plug Plants

5th- £1000+ 100 Calliope Plug Plants


This award will go to the best street of front gardens (to be eligible to enter you must have at least 3 consecutive front gardens). Is your street a secret garden haven or is it admired by the surrounding area?

We are looking for a street full of pride as people forge stunning front gardens together. Encourage your neighbours to take part and you could win a prize to make your street a nicer place to live!


£500 + 100 Calliope Plug Plants


This award goes to the best small garden project. We are looking for an small area that has been transformed into an inspiring mini garden.

It could be a balcony, allotment patch, holiday caravan plot or even a narrowboat roof! We are looking for clever use of space and intriguing design.


£500 + 100 Calliope Plug Plants


This award will go to the Garden Centre Ambassador who has been the most engaged with a community gardening project. There are runner up prizes too, so we want to hear from you with your stories, blogs or videos!

We want to see passionate Ambassadors who have developed new skills and built relationships with community projects.

We are also looking for Ambassadors who have immersed themselves in the campaign by assisting with entries and encouraging communities to share their stories and photos online.


1st - £1,000

2nd - £500

3rd- £300

12 runner ups at £100 each


Sponsored by Calliope® Geraniums

This new category for 2018 is brought to you and sponsored by Calliope® Geraniums. Calliope® Geraniums can grow like no other, they have outstanding growing performance as they are worry free and offer vibrant colours.

To enter you must use Calliope® Geraniums in your display. We are not only looking for applicants to have healthy and colourful flowers but to also present them creatively.



£500 + 100 Calliope® Geranium plug plants


Community gardens across the UK are not only growing rapidly in numbers but are also doing incredible work, transforming lives as well as the land itself. We would love you to join us now.