2017 Blacktown City Garden Competition

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Entries: Closed

For more information contact our Events and Sister Cities Team on 9839 6000.

The competition has a range of categories for both individuals and groups, and is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your gardening skills to your community.


  • Best front garden

  • Best back garden

  • Best commercial (Retirement Village or Business)

  • Best education Facility (High School, Primary, Early Learning)

  • Best edible garden(Residential, school, Other)

  • Best Australian native garden

  • Best sustainable garden

  • Best community garden

  • Best individual residential (units/townhouse)

  • Best garden by senior citizen (60 years +)

  • Best themed/novel garden

  • Best garden by a person/group with a disability


Preliminary judging will be conducted between 11 September and 29 September 2017 inclusive.

Final Round Judging between 4 October and 6 October 2017.

Each entrant will be judged on the following items:

  • Design; including Functional Usage, Colour, Texture, Form, Balance, Theme, Visual Appeal and Experience Factor
  • Construction; including use of materials, construction methods, sculptural elements and plant selection.
  • Maintenance; Including weeds, pest and disease, mulch and plant health and vigour.
  • Sustainability; Including compost, source of water, biodiversity, wildlife habitat and recycled materials.

The judge’s decision is final.

Terms and conditions

  • Invitations will be sent to all entrants to attend the Awards Presentation Evening.
  •  All dietary requirements need to be stipulated when confirming attendance and a separate meal will ONLY be catered for the individual guest.
  • Entrants are only eligible to receive a maximum of three awards, which excludes the champion garden award.
  • Council employees are not eligible to enter this competition.
  • Entry in a commercial category prohibits the same entry in residential or community categories. 


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