Ready, Set, Grow!

Is your garden blooming marvellous? 

We are delighted that our annual gardening competition is back for 2021 and we're welcoming applications from green-fingered tenants, schools and community groups. 

This year we have top prizes of up to £200 available for winning gardens, with our judges looking to recognise those who have pride in their homes, neighbourhood and community. 

The categories for this year are:

  • Best Garden (Sponsored by Engie) - this category is open to all of our tenants. 
  • Best Community/School Garden (Sponsored by Tolent) - this category is open to all local community groups and organization's and schools.

The judges will be looking for gardens that improve the appearance of neighbourhoods and show the hard work that’s taken place across Sunderland’s gardens.

All entries are subject to permissions for work carried out in gardens. We encourage you to speak to your Neighbourhood Coordinator for more details. 

Whether you’re a beginner gardener, green fingered, or a school or community group, the competition is open to you!

Entries should be submitted before Friday 18 June 2021 and judging will take place from 28 June 2021. The winner will be announced shortly after. Good luck! 

Categories and Criteria

In this category, judges will pay special attention to well-kept lawns, tidy borders, flowers, shrubs and hedges. 

This category will recognise the excellent work schools and community groups in Sunderland are doing to introduce young people and the city's residents to gardening and horticulture. 

How to Enter

You can enter the competition below by submitting an online application form, or you're welcome to download an application and enter by post.

Please note:

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.

Application form

Download your application form here.

Ready, Set, Grow! online application form

*The information we collect below will only be used to contact you in regards to your competition entry.

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