Garden Competition 2024 is now live

Whether you have a glorious garden, a productive veg patch or some pretty pots it’s time to get planting for your chance to win a prize in our annual Tenant Garden Competition.

There are 10 categories for you to choose from and each category will have a gold, silver and bronze prize, with the overall winner receiving £100!

The closing date for entries is Monday 24th June 2024

The judging will take place in the week of 8th July 2024

Competition Categories 

Best Overall Garden

Best back garden – display of flowers or original feature

Best front garden – display of flowers or best original feature

Best nature garden – the garden that makes best use of recycled materials or encourages wildlife

Best vegetable garden – this could be in pots and tubs or a traditional setting

Best garden designed and maintained by a tenant with a disability

Containers and hanging baskets – including window boxes

Communal and friends together – tenants working together to make the best of their communal space

First time entrant – the most innovative and creative first time entry

Young person’s garden – the best entry designed and maintained by someone under 16.

To register your interest in entering contact the communities team on 01395 517 453 or

Garden Competition 2023

In a rather soggy week in July the judges headed out to visit the 34 gardens which had been entered into this year’s competition.  From Brampford Speke to Seaton and Broadhembury to Budleigh they travelled the length and breadth of the district to see the hard work tenants had put in to their gardens. As usual there were lots of entries for the back, front and containers categories but it was lovely to also see some first time entries and wildlife and produce gardens.

Thank you to all the lovely tenants who welcomed us into their gardens and told us stories of how their gardens came about.  We really enjoyed seeing them and are delighted to be able to share just some of the fabulous entries with you all

To see the gardens we visited in 2023 see page 18 - 21 of Housing Matters Summer 23.