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Spring Garden Competition 2020

Garden with orange pot plants and green chairs
Enter the competition via the form below.


Council is celebrating spring and calling all green thumbs and gardeners to enter the City of Parramatta Spring Garden Competition 2020.

This spring we encourage gardening enthusiasts to beautify the streets and suburbs of our City. While 2020 has had its challenges, finding time to tend to gardens can be a silver lining.

The Spring Garden Competition gives all gardeners a chance to showcase their skills and passion and be awarded up to $500 for their efforts.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s competition will run online. All gardens will be judged via photos and videos submitted by entrants. 

Entries are open now, and will close on 30 November. Find out more and submit your entry via the form below.

Entry Details at a Glance

  • Entries must be from residents, businesses and organisations living or working in the City of Parramatta Local Government Area.
  • Photos and video footage will be used by Council staff to judge gardens and choose winners from each category.
  • Entry to the 2020 Spring Garden Competition is free.
  • There is a category for every garden no matter how big or small.
  • Entries are encouraged from amateur green thumbs to more experienced gardeners, individual households, community groups, commercial organisations and small businesses.

Note: The health and safety of our community and staff are Council’s priority. This year, the online adaptation of the Spring Garden Competition has been developed in-line with federal and state government regulations and social distancing requirements due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Award categories

Category

Desirable Characteristics

Prize

Front Garden

Specifically for front gardens

$400

Balcony or Small Space Garden

Category for the small garden spaces which make a difference

$400

Floral or Ornamental Garden

Traditional ornamental residential garden. This is a more general category

$400

Native Garden

Garden which uses primarily native plants

$400

Edible Garden

Garden which demonstrates use of sustainable principles and/or systems primarily to grow food

$400

Community Garden

Open to any group garden, could be local community or organisation, or communal garden

$500

School Garden

Open to any school in the Parramatta LGA with a focus on Primary or High School Gardening Programs

$500

Non-Residential Garden

For a professionally maintained garden, open to hospitals, corporate/commercial, and educational institutions

$500

 View photos of winning gardens from previous Spring Garden Competitions on Dropbox.

Read the full Spring Garden Competition 2020 terms and conditions

How to enter the Spring garden Competition 2020 

Please complete the entry form below by telling us a bit about yourself and your garden. 

Spring Garden Competition 2020

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