Front gardens may be entered irrespective of size, even if you just have a range of containers. You may also enter your community area or your whole street. Closing date for entry is 31st May.
When judging front gardens the judges are looking for good practices under three headings: horticulture, design and environment. They use a combination of the following criteria to assist them in their decision making:
Choice of and quality of plants, climbers, shrubs and trees.
Plant maintenance e.g. dead-heading / pruning
Lawn care and quality e.g. edging
Cleanliness/ Orderliness/ Tidiness
General effect and use of space
Use of colour
Placing of pots and garden ornaments
Siting of paths, hedges and fencing
Conservation e.g. mulching, insect-attracting plants