Blacktown City Garden Competition

The 2020 Blacktown City Garden Competition has now closed for nominations. 

It's time to showcase your creative flair and have your hard work recognised during the annual Blacktown City Garden Competition. With all the changes happening in the world with COVID-19 and many families now home bound, this is a perfect opportunity to keep active and maintain your pride and joy. 

We are on the lookout for the city's best gardens across the following categories (max 3 per entry):

  • Best Front Garden

  • Best Back Garden

  • Best Commercial Garden (Retirement Village or Business)

  • Best Education Facility Garden (all education facilities) 

  • Best Edible Garden (Residential/education/business)

  • Best Australian Native Garden 

  • Best Sustainable Garden

  • Best Community Garden

  • Best Individual Residential (unit/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 31 August - 11 September, 2020 inclusive. Final round judging by industry experts will be conducted on 18th September. All home owners will be contacted prior to judging taking place. 

Each entry 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

  • 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. 

  • entrants must reside in the Blacktown Local Government Area.


Applications have now closed. Entries closed 5.30pm Friday 28 August, 2020.

This event is proudly sponsored by 

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