Got a great green space? Enter our garden and green spaces competition
Does your front garden brighten up your street? Have you and your neighbours adopted a tree base and brought it to life? Is your balcony overflowing with colour?
If so, we want to hear from you. We’re launching a competition to find the best gardens and green pockets across our borough. So, if you’re proud of your pots and plants, love buddleias and bird boxes, or made a haven for hedgehogs, take some photos of the green space you’re proud of and share them with us.
Learn more about the competition
“We know most residents take great pride in their gardens and neighbourhoods and support our ambition to make H&F the greenest borough in Britain,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, Cabinet Member for Environment.
“So, we’ve set up this competition to find the best of what our green-fingered residents have achieved and to celebrate all things wild and flowering in H&F.”
There are eight categories in the competition, as below:
- Best front garden or front space – the area immediately in front of your home, however small. This could include a paved area or steps and ledges with pots
- Best balcony – a balcony, large or small, including ground-floor verandas
- Best street tree base or tree stump – a street tree base or stump that has been planted and maintained by you and your neighbours.
- Best pub garden – a pub garden, accessible to the public
- Best communal garden – a shared garden on a housing estate or in any other communal space that has been maintained by residents
- Best sheltered housing garden – a shared garden in a sheltered housing development that has been maintained by residents
- Best children’s garden – a garden area in a school, nursery or other public space that has been maintained by children
- Best wildlife garden – a garden area that focuses on attracting and protecting wildlife, such as insects, birds, hedgehogs or pond life.
In all categories, we’re particularly interested in gardens and green spaces that not only look good, but which benefit the wider environment in some way. That might include re-using materials to make planters, avoiding chemical pesticides, using less water, or helping increase biodiversity.
To enter, upload a maximum of five photos, and tell us a little about your garden or green space.
There will be first, second and third prizes for each category, kindly donated by Pertemps. Winners and runners-up in each category will be invited to receive their prizes at an event in early September (date TBC).
Prizes in all categories, are as follows:
- first prize - £175 garden centre vouchers
- second prize - £80 garden centre vouchers
- third prize - £25 garden centre vouchers.
The closing date for entries is Thursday 15 August 2019.