The 2022 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.

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  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
  • Special achievement award
  • Commemorative 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 on 01563 554400 if you need more information.

Deadline for nominations

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday 8 July 2022.

Judging of the event

Please note that judging will take place between 11-29 July 2022. 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 representatives from the East Ayrshire Federation

The awards

We will notify you of the presentation procedures.

Contact Information

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


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