Garden competition

Annual competition for gardeners with the greenest fingers

Green fingered gardeners across East Ayrshire are invited to enter the Council’s annual garden competition which is now in its 80th 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. 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 is 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

Alternatively paper copies can be collected from any Council Office and should be returned to the address below.

Deadline for nominations

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday 28 July 2017.

Judging of the event

Judging usually takes place during the last week in July, but this is weather dependent. All entrants will be informed of the exact judging date by letter.  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 Tenants and Residents Federation.

The awards

All of our winners are invited to attend an awards ceremony later in the year.

Contact Information

Housing: Garden Maintenance
Civic Centre North
John Dickie St
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 576747
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