Ready, set, grow! Win prizes in our annual gardening competition.

Ready, set, grow! Win prizes in our annual gardening competition.

We are giving keen gardeners across Wearside the chance to win prizes in our eighth annual gardening competition.

The competition encourages Gentoo customers, community groups and local schools to show off their gardening skills and share their green spaces.

This year, there will be two categories in the competition: best overall garden and best community/school garden.

The judges will be choosing a winning garden that improves the appearance of the local neighbourhood and showcases the hard work of green-fingered customers, schools and community groups.

Chris Roberts, Director of Customer at Gentoo said: “At Gentoo, we want to recognise customers and residents who take pride in their neighbourhood and local community.
Our gardening competition has showcased many beautiful gardens over the years, and we encourage gardeners of all abilities to apply.”

Whether you’re a new gardener, experienced horticulturist or a local school or community group, we want to hear from you!

To enter the best garden category, you must be a Gentoo customer and you must have previously obtained permission for any work carried out in your garden.

All community groups and schools in Sunderland can enter the best community/ school garden category.

You can apply here:

The deadline for applications is Friday 14 June. Judging will take place in July and the winners will be announced shortly after.

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