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For 2017, we are celebrating the gifts of gardeners in three categories.

Details of each category are given below.

 

Community Garden of the Year

The judges are looking for a community garden that enhances the lives of the people as well as the flora and fauna in the locality. The garden should be supported by efforts of volunteers in the community and engage with everyone who lives there.

We would like to know:

  • The criteria behind the project
  • Its aims
  • Who is involved
  • How it engages/helps/involves the community
  • Its eco/sustainability

A plan of the garden (this can be a sketch) and supporting photographs are essential.

Primary School Garden of the Year

The judges are looking for a garden that is maintained mostly by the children, although some adult help is allowed!

They are looking for the number of gardening activities that the children are involved in, any cross-curricular activities and evidence of eco or sustainability related projects.

Children’s sketches and descriptions of what the garden means to them are welcomed.

A plan of the garden (this can be a sketch) and supporting photographs are essential.

 

 

Amateur Garden of the year

The judges will look for an owner’s strong connection and involvement with their garden, although a garden that has been created and maintained solely by the owner will have an advantage.

It can be large or small, contemporary or traditional in style, we just want to see the love and care that has gone into its creation.

A plan of the garden (this can be a sketch) and supporting photographs are essential.

The judges are:

Head Judge  –  Roger Platts, award-winning garden designer, grower and plantsman.

Amanda Cottrell OBE, , immediate past chairman of Visit Kent, patron of Produced in Kent.

Leigh Clapp, Kent Life garden editor and photojournalist, working nationally and internationally.

Andy Garland, BBC Radio Kent broadcaster and producer and Kent Life columnist.

Sarah Sturt, Editor of Kent Life and part-time horticultural student (RHS Level 2) at Hadlow College.