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 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.

Gardeners can nominate their own gardens or you can nominate a garden that you think is blooming marvellous. That could be a neighbour, a friend or a family member’s garden.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 28 July.

The competition is judged across four housing areas:

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

And there are prizes and trophies up for grabs in the following categories:

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

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

  • Clean, Green, Vibrant Street award
  • Clean, Green, Vibrant Town/Village award

Full details and information on how to enter are available

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