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Garden competition

The 2023 garden competition for gardeners with the greenest fingers has now closed for nominations.

The judging is nearing the final stages and we will notify all winners and runners up along with highly commended gardens very shortly.

Gardeners across East Ayrshire are invited to enter the Council’s annual garden competition.

Who can apply

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.

Previous entrants do not need to apply. If you do not wish to take part please let us know using the contact details below.

    Housing areas and categories

    The judging will take place across three housing areas:

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

    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
    • Environmentally friendly
    • The Jennifer Elliot memorial award (rose garden)
    • Special achievement award
    • Overall winner

    There are also two exciting categories for communities:

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

    You can now nominate a street, town or 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 if you need more information.

    Deadline for nominations

    The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday 7 July 2023.

    Judging of the event

    Please note that judging will take between 10 July and 28 July 2023. We will contact you nearer the time to arrange any access required.

    The winner of each category will be chosen by council officers from Housing and Greener Communities. The overall winners will be selected by Tenant representatives. 

    Contact Information

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


    Customer Liaison Team
    Civic Centre North
    John Dickie Street
    KA1 1HW
    Mobile: 07786 661223