Garden Awards

The Tablelands has an enviable reputation for its unique environment and pristine gardens. Nominations for the 2022 awards are closed.

Judging is complete and people’s choice voting will be open from Thursday 15 to Tuesday 20 September. Presentations will be made on Wednesday 21 September.

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People’s Choice Voting

One vote per person (limited by your device’s IP address).

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.