Waverley Garden Awards Online Entry Form

Judging Criteria

In your nomination, please tell us a little bit about your garden and what sets it apart? Also tell us why you love gardening, how long you spend in your garden, and your aspiration and intent for your garden:

Judges will assess gardens on;

  • Design and appearance  - layout, colour, form and texture, plant use
  • Maintenance – plant health
  • Intent – level of involvement, garden knowledge and passion

Council values gardens that contribute to the environmental health of our area and will give additional consideration to;

  • Sustainability initiatives; for instance grey water, worm farms, drought tolerant plants, organic gardening practices
  • Biodiversity; incorporating birds and bee friendly native plants
  • Food production; growing vegetables, fruit or herbs.

Judging of shortlisted gardens will occur on Friday 26 October and Saturday 27 October, 2018.

Conditions of Entry

  • Your garden must be located with the Waverley local government area. Please visit waverley.nsw.gov.au to check whether you are eligible to enter.
  • **If your street or shared garden is located on public land, you’ll need to have approval under Waverley Council’s Public Place Gardening Policy & Street Garden Guidelines. Click here for more information.
  • Entrants agree to have photographs of their garden taken and used in Awards promotion.
  • Entrants need to be available on Friday 26 October or Saturday 27 October to allow access to their garden for judging and photography purposes.
  • All nominees will be advised of shortlisted status by Thursday 18 October.
  • Dirt Kids category is for gardeners under the age of 18.
  • The judges have discretion at the time of judging to re-categorise your nomination.
  • If you would like to nominate a garden which is not your own, please seek the garden owner’s approval and provide evidence of this with your submission.

For more information call Dianne on 9083 8916 or email on connected@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Online Entry Form

Street address of garden:
Contact number:

Please select which category you would like to nominate in:

Response to Judging Criteria

Along with this Entry Form, please include up to three photos as part of your written submission (1 x A4 page max of writing.)


Preferred judging time