2024 will see the annual garden competition held for our tenants return for its 14th year.

Our competition allows residents to take pride in the community and showcase their impressive gardening skills. 

2024 Garden Competition

Entries for the tenant garden competition are now open.

Judging will take place the week commencing Monday July 22, 2024.

The deadline for entries is Sunday June 30, 2024.

Entrants must be council tenants or leaseholders.


  • Best House or Flat Garden
  • Best Pots and hanging baskets
  • Best Community Garden
  • Best Sheltered Court
  • Best Fruit and Veg Edible Garden
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Young Gardener
  • Best Flower Display
  • Best Eco Garden

Tenants and leaseholders can enter as many categories as they like.

Judging will be based on effort, colour, form, variety, imagination and health of plants.


Category winners will receive High Street vouchers. The prizes are £100 for first place, £75 for second, £50 for third for each category, and all other entrants who don’t win will receive a small gift.

Rules of entry

  1. You must be a current tenant or leaseholder of Charnwood Borough Council.
  2. Entry forms must be received by Sunday June 30, 2024.
  3. Your garden must be available to be judged from July 22-26, 2024. You will be informed of the exact date closer to the time.
  4. All tenants will be invited to a presentation ceremony where the winners will be announced.
  5. The winners will be announced in the Winter edition of Your Homes Matter.
  6. The judging criteria will focus on effort, form, colour, variety and health of plants.
  7. The council may use photographs of garden competition entries in future publicity and publications on the website and in the newsletter.

Entry form

Tenants and leaseholders can enter the competition via the online form below:

Enter the tenant garden competition online

Alternatively, you can download and complete the paper form below and send it back to the customer engagement team by email at involvement@charnwood.gov.uk.

Contact the customer engagement team

For further information on the competition please email your enquiries to the customer engagement team at involvement@charnwood.gov.uk or call 01509 634679 or 01509 634955.

Past winners

2023 garden competition winners

Previous garden competition winners

Last updated: Tue 28th May, 2024 @ 08:45