While we are being instructed not to leave our homes unless absolutely necessary it is vital that we find ways to maintain our physical and mental wellbeing. Gardening can be a very simple but effective and accessible way to achieve this; therefore we would like to reassure our tenants that this year’s garden competition will go ahead. However, we have had to make a few changes in order to ensure that our tenants and staff are protected and can adhere to social distancing guidelines.
What we are looking for
This competition is intended to be a fun way to recognise the efforts people are making to keep themselves busy at home.
The competition is open to all Council tenants in any type of housing. There are no specific categories. You might have your own garden, balcony, patio or window box display; or, if you don’t have access to your own outside space, you could create an indoor garden instead.
You can grow anything you like, whether it’s a vibrant floral display to brighten up your home, a range of wildflowers to attract insects and other wildlife, or a selection of fruit and vegetables to feed your family.
Any size garden can be entered. However, we do ask that you adhere to social distancing guidelines by ensuring the garden is worked on only by people in your immediate household.
We can’t send staff out to visit your gardens for judging so we would like you to send us some photographs instead. You may send up to six pictures.
There will be some small prizes for our favourite gardens. We hope to hold a winners’ event later in the year to celebrate the great gardens in the city.