Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Garden competition

The 2020 garden competition for gardeners with the greenest fingers is now open for nominations.

Gardeners across East Ayrshire are invited to enter the Council’s annual garden competition which is now in its 83rd year.

The competition is open to anyone living in East Ayrshire with a garden, no matter how big or small, which is maintained by themselves and not a professional gardener, and there are prizes and trophies up for grabs.

The competition is judged across four housing areas:

  • Cumnock and Doon Valley
  • Irvine Valley and Ballochmyle
  • Kilmarnock Central and South
  • North West Kilmarnock

Competition categories

A winner and runner up are selected in each of the following categories:

  • Best Council garden
  • Best private garden
  • Best planters or hanging baskets
  • Best vegetable garden
  • Best newcomer
  • Special achievement award
  • Overall winner

There are also two exciting categories for communities:

  • Clean, green, vibrant street
  • Clean, green, vibrant town/village

You can now nominate a street, a town or a village that has improved significantly and become a more vibrant place to live and visit.

How to nominate

Please note we can only accept online or emailed nominations. You can either:

Give us a call on 01563 576747 if you need more information.

Deadline for nominations

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday 7 August 2020.

Judging of the event

Judging usually takes place during the last week 2 weeks in August, but this will be in line with COVID-19 restrictions and weather dependent.

All entrants will be informed of the exact judging date by letter or by telephone.  The winner of each category will be chosen by Council officers from Housing and Outdoor Services. The overall winner will be selected by representatives from the East Ayrshire Federation

The awards

If COVID-19 restrictions allow, all of our winners will be invited to attend an awards ceremony later in the year. Otherwise, we will notify you of the presentation procedures.

Contact Information

Housing: Garden Maintenance
Civic Centre North
John Dickie St
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 554400