Queenborough & Rushenden Local Gardens 2023

Queenborough & Rushenden Local Gardens

Queenborough & Rushenden Local Gardens is an annual competition to find the Town’s best gardens. We look for creative hanging baskets, containers, imaginative front and back gardens, wildlife havens, and creative hanging baskets and containers.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to gardeners who live in Queenborough & Rushenden.

The categories

There are ten categories, which include:

  • Best hanging basket
  • Best container
  • Best front garden
  • Best in Bloom 2023
  • Best public house or hotel
  • Best community organisation
  • Best commercial premises
  • Chairperson’s Award
  • Best allotment in Queenborough – for sites owned by QTC
  • Secret Gardens – * for this category please see how to enter below

Judging criteria

The judges look for:

  • Lawns
  • Hedges
  • Vegetables
  • Compost areas
  • Planting, annual bedding, shrub borders and other general planting
  • Areas for wildlife – i.e.  insect pollinators, bird boxes, bug houses
  • Sustainable practices – reduce, reuse and recycle

Local Judging will take place the week commencing 24th June 2023

*Secret Gardens closing date for entries is Friday 30th June. Please submit your photos of your back garden, courtyard etc., to please include your name, contact number and address.