Waverley Garden Awards


The 2022 Garden Awards are now open!

There are great prizes to be won across the following categories:

  • My Beautiful Garden: An award for home gardeners, garden designers and landscaper - whatever style of garden, this award is for garden lovers at large. Formal or informal, the overall effect is WOW.
  • Innovative Gardens: You and your garden are doing something different! Your garden might 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.
  • Special Street and Shared Gardens: Celebrating gardens located in public and/or shared spaces, including quality individual verge gardens, community gardens, business and collaborative style gardens.
  • 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.
  • Second Nature Habitat Garden: This award acknowledges the role that residential gardens can play in contributing to biodiverse and resilient built environments by incorporating features and approaches to support habitate, thereby providing appealing spaces for humans, plants and animals to thrive.

To find out more go to the nomination form, email the Coordinator Local Connections at publicgardening@waverley.nsw.gov.au or phone 0466 428 560. Alternatively, you can complete the online nomination form below.

Nominations are open until 5pm, 10 October 2022.

Online nomination form

About the Garden Awards

Held every three years, the Waverley 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, wellbeing, and
  • appreciate that gardens come in all shapes and sizes, creatively introducing diversity and vibrancy to the community.

Any type of garden can be nominated! From balcony gardens to shared veggie patches, native bush gardens to formal courtyards.

Some of the categories for entries include;

  • Dirt Kids
  • Innovative Gardens
  • My Beautiful Garden
  • Special Street and Shared Gardens
  • Second Nature Habitat Garden

Following the nomination and judging, an awards ceremony is held to celebrate the nominees and announce the winners.

Many of the previous Garden Award winners are involved with our public gardening network in Waverley.

For more information
Coordinator Local Connections
Phone: 9083 8916

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