Your chance to dig up some top prizes in our annual gardening competition

Budding gardeners could be in the running to dig up some top prizes as part of Gentoo’s latest community competition.

Our annual Give it a Grow gardening competition will return for its fifth year, with even more chances for our tenants to get involved. 

Gentoo and partners ENGIE are once again encouraging people across Sunderland to pull on their gardening gloves and use their skills to help improve the appearance of their neighbourhoods.

Gardening is known to be beneficial to mental health, and during the current pandemic more people than ever are taking to their gardens as a way to unwind. If you’re proud of your achievements during lockdown, this competition is the perfect chance to showcase your beautiful garden.

We always recommend taking lots of photographs throughout the process which can be used as evidence on judging day.

This year participants can win up to £50's worth of vouchers for Bishopwearmouth Gardening Centre, with prizes available for the best gardens across the city.

You must be a Gentoo tenant to enter and you must have obtained prior permissions for work carried out in your garden. 

Please submit your application form by 5pm on 31 July 2020. Judging will take place from 3 August 2020. The winner will be announced shortly afterwards.

You can submit your entries here.