Competition Categories

We are looking for the best community gardening projects and school gardens around the UK – and we want to hear from you! There is £13,000 up for or grabs this year across all the categories, so take a look at the links below for more information.
We will not be judging solely on horticultural skills, we are also looking for streets brimming with community spirit and pride and the categories will be split across Scotland, North, Wales & N.Ireland, Midlands (inc East Anglia) and the South (inc Channel Islands)

Enter our community gardening competition to win your share of the prizes. All of our categories designed to reward passionate people taking part in community, neighbourhood and school gardening projects.

SCHOOL GARDEN CATEGORY

Schools

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.
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COMMUNITY GARDEN CATEGORY

Communities Cultivation Street

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!
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PRIZES:

1st Prize - £1,000 + Miracle Gro Hamper

2nd Prize - £750 + Miracle Gro Hamper

3rd Prize - £500 + Miracle Gro Hamper

2 x Highly Commended prize of £250

 

NATIONAL FINAL PRIZES: 

1st Prize - £2,000 + Miracle Gro Hamper

2nd Prize - £1,000 + Miracle Gro Hamper

3rd Prize - £500 + Miracle Gro Hamper

2 x Highly Commended awards of £250

GARDENS FOR BETTER HEALTH
CATEGORY

Better Health

 

Gardens For Better Heath was a brand new category for 2019. This award will go to the garden that is having the most positive impact on the mental or physical health of the local community. We are looking at the people who are helped, the programmes provided and the impact on the local community.

You will be able to opt in to this category via your
Schools/ Community competition entry form.

PRIZES:

1st Prize - £1,000 + Miracle Gro Hamper

2nd Prize - £750 + Miracle Gro Hamper

3rd Prize - £500 + Miracle Gro Hamper

2 x Highly Commended Prizes of £250

 

GRO' YOUR BEST - SPONSORED BY MIRACLE GRO

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This category is brought to you by our 2020 sponsor Miracle Gro ®. Gro Your Best is designed to be fun and fire up your creativity. The nature of this competition is to provide you with a blank canvas (or in this case an empty compost bag) and let your imagination run wild. Incorporating whichever plants best represent your garden, you have free rein on what you want to gro but we encourage you to put emphasis on where and how you choose to grow—displays with really quirky, imaginative and out-of-the-box (or bag) creations!

 

PRIZES:

The Winner of Judges Choice will receive a selection of Miracle-Gro Products.

The winner of the Public Vote will win £500

 

GARDEN CENTRE AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR

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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.

PRIZES:

1st - £1,000

2nd - £500

3rd- £300

and twelve Highly Commended prizes of £100 each