Garden Awards

Home Garden*

A vibrant outdoor space using trees, shrubs and climbers where colour comes mainly from flowers and foliage. The whole garden on the residential block is judged.

New Home Garden*

As per the home garden category but the garden is less than two years old.

Rural Home Garden*

A garden that provides shade and comfortable living space incorporating trees, shrubs, colour and the use of natural features. The garden should be on at least one acre.

Edible Garden

A garden that produces a variety of edible produce and shows effective use of natural resources and materials.

Community Garden

A garden that emphasises the community’s spirit and pride using a combination of trees, shrubs, colour and edible produce. Entrants can include schools, community groups and garden clubs.

Commercial Garden

A garden that uses trees, shrubs and colour from flowers and foliage to create an aesthetic street frontage. Entrants can include shops, restaurants, caravan parks, B&Bs and motel/resort complexes.

Young Gardener

Unique garden spaces created by gardeners up to 17 years who demonstrate a genuine passion and enthusiasm for gardening.

* Eligible for consideration as Garden of the Year.

Gardens are judged on:

  • general layout and appearance
  • health and variety of trees, plants and shrubs
  • colour
  • control of weeds, pests and diseases
  • neatness of lawns and garden edges
  • innovation
  • All gardens must be within the Tablelands Regional Council area.
  • By submitting a nomination you agree that we may use images and information about nominated people and businesses for promotional purposes, and accept that the judges’ decision as final.