Waverley Garden Awards

Dust off your shovels and spades, the Waverley Garden Awards 2018 is here!

Nominations are now open to enter the 2018 Waverley Council Garden Awards.

Online Entry Form

Submissions will be open until 14 October.

These triennial garden awards:

  • celebrate that gardens can bring joy and tranquillity to those around them
  • recognise that local green thumbs contribute to the quality of our environment and wellbeing, which promote active lifestyles and social connections, and
  • appreciate that gardens come in all shapes and sizes, creatively introducing diversity and vibrancy into the community.

Any type of garden can be nominated! From balcony gardens to shared veggie patches, native bush gardens to formal courtyards. You can enter your garden or nominate a neighbour. (Conditions apply)  Nominate your sanctuary!

Awards Categories

  1. My Beautiful Garden- An award for home gardeners, garden designers and landscapers – whatever style of garden, this award is for garden lovers at large. Formal or mixed up the overall effect is WOW.
  2. Innovative Gardens- You and your garden are doing something different! Your garden might demonstrate a passion for sustainability, you may have created native habitat or have a great fruit and veggie patch. Or you are gardening in a challenging space, including terraces, indoor, balcony and vertical gardens.
  3. Special Street and Shared Gardens- Celebrating gardens located in public and/or shared spaces, including quality individual street side gardens, community gardens, business and collaborative style gardens.
  4. Dirt Kids- Recognising that kids can be great gardeners, too!  Open to individuals and groups (under 18 years), including any type of garden within childcare centres, preschool and all local primary and high schools.

There will also be two champion awards; Living Connections Awards for gardens that demonstrate outstanding commitment to biodiversity, and Second Nature Award for gardens that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to sustainability within their gardens.

Fabulous prizes to be won in each category.

For more information about the 2018 Garden Awards, please email Local Connections Coordinator, Dianne Moy at: dianne.moy@waverley.nsw.gov.au

2018 is the year to “Dig In and Celebrate” for National Gardening Week, 7-13 October.

For more informationLocal Connections Coordinator
Phone: 9083 8916