To help our customers share their love of gardening, we have launched our annual Give it a Grow gardening competition. Gardening is something anyone can get involved in and we would love for as many people as possible to take part. Not only is it great for community spirit and getting to know your neighbours, but it can be really fun too. The competition is a great opportunity for you to share skills, grow edible produce and make a difference.
In this category, judges will pay special attention to well-kept lawns, tidy borders, flowers, shrubs and hedges. Special consideration will be given to gardens that incorporate recycling and feature a quirky element.
Best School Garden/Greenhouse
This category will recognise the excellent work schools in Sunderland are doing to introduce young people to gardening and horticulture. Judges will consider the design and maintenance of the garden/greenhouse as well as the level of involvement from young people and the benefits to the school. Special consideration will also be given to entries where environmental initiatives have been incorporated
Best Communal Garden
This category will recognise gardens entered from community groups. Judges will consider the quality of lawns, flowers, borders and gardens that include a recycling element.
This category will recognise gardens for their presentation of flowers, fruit, shrubs and trees.
Best Environmental Garden
This category will recognise gardens for their incorporation of environmental initiatives. Judges will consider gardens that include recycling, wildlife, flowers and ponds. Judges will give special consideration to gardens that attract wildlife.
This category will recognise gardens that produce vegetables, fruit bushes or trees.
This category will recognise entries from people that consider themselves ‘beginner gardeners.’ Include before and after photos to show how the garden has changed over time.
Top Tip: Take photographs throughout the process which can be used as supporting evidence on judging day!
Please submit this application form by 28 June 2019.
Judging will take place from 8-19 July 2019 and winners will be announced shortly afterwards.
Don't forget to upload your before pictures to help the judges.
You can enter the competition below by submitting an online application form, or you're welcome to download an application and enter by post.
Gentoo Group takes the privacy of your information very seriously. We will use the information you provide us for the sole purpose of administering this gardening competition.
We will never share the information with anyone else. Further information can be found in Gentoo Group’s Privacy statement on it’s website – and this is available in paper form on request.
*The information we collect below will only be used to contact you in regards to your competition entry.