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Spring Garden Competition

Entries Open on 1 July 2022

The City of Ryde’s Spring Garden Competition is back again! This very popular community event has a unique ‘hands on’ quality and an ‘active’ nature to it. It provides the community with a chance to better our gardens and use it as a time to keep active, keep creative and establish a space of relaxation. This competition aims to showcase these amazing spaces that have brought encouragement and joy to many.

  • Front gardens: a garden area adjacent to the street which may include an entry gate or pathway leading to the front of the residence. 
  • Back gardens: a garden area, away from the front of the residence, which may include a swimming pool, children's play area and a deck or terrace for relaxation or entertaining. 
  • Courtyard or balcony gardens: private residential garden using pots, planter boxes, ornaments, walled gardens etc. 
  • Edible gardens: vegetable gardens, fruit gardens, permaculture gardens etc. 
  • Native and habitat-friendly gardens: gardens which feature Australian native plants and include habitat elements to encourage native fauna such as birds, lizards, possums and insects. 
  • Local school gardens: gardens within local primary schools, high schools and pre-schools where students and teachers have worked together. 
  • Community gardens: garden projects where the local community, groups or community organisations have worked together. 
  • Commercial gardens: gardens within local businesses and commercial organisations eg. hotels, retirement villages, commercial premises, small and large businesses, universities etc. 
  • Bushcare sites: for an outstanding contribution made by a group of volunteers at a recognised Bushcare site. 
  • Children’s seed growing competition*: Children can enter in the following age brackets: 3 – 7 years and 8 - 12 years. The seeds to be grown are Dwarf Sunflowers. Free seeds, pot and growing instructions will be available for collection from Eden Gardens from Sunday 31 July.
    Note: We encourage entries in the Children’s Seed Growing category to be made before Wednesday 31 August to allow for maximum seed growing time.
Entry details  
  • All entries must be based in the City of Ryde local government area. 
  • Entry to the 2022 Spring Garden Competition is free. 
  • Entries open on Friday 1 July 2022 and close on Wednesday 31 August 2022
  • We encourage entries in the Children’s Seed Growing category to be made before Wednesday 31 August 2022 to allow for maximum seed growing time.

Please return to this page after 1 July 2022 to enter.

Last updated on 16 May 2022