Do you have Kent's best garden? - Competition

Kent Life, in association with Hadlow College, is launching a new competition to find the best amateur garden and best primary school garden in Kent. There are great prizes to be won and the winning gardens will be featured in Kent Life...

Do you have Kent’s best garden?

 

Kent Life, in association with Hadlow College, is launching a new competition to find the best amateur garden and best primary school garden in Kent. There are great prizes to be won and the winning gardens will be featured in Kent Life.

Kent Life Garden of the Year

We are interested in hearing from passionate amateur home gardeners,so whether your garden is large or small, this is a chance to show ourjudging panel and readers that you have the best garden in Kent. Opento private home gardeners only.

Best Primary School Garden

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Is your primary school proud of its garden, is it run on ecological linesand are the children involved in its design? Have you made the bestpossible educational use of your primary school garden? If so, we want to see the results of your gardening endeavours.

Judging criteria

In both categories, the judging panel will be looking at: the overalldesign, layout, planting selection, maintenance, special features suchas sustainability, wildlife, family areas and water features

Rules of voting

Closing date for entries:18 June 2010.Finalists will be selected and visitedby the judging panel by 2 July.All finalists' gardens will be photographed by Kent Life by 2 July.Kent Life regrets that photographs and sketches cannot be returned,by submitting your photos and sketches you are agreeing to their use in Kent Life and its associated website and publications.

Your entry

Send in, by post or email or enter online (next column) up to sixhigh-resolution colour photos of your garden or your primary schoolgarden to give a general impression of the garden, views from differentangles, before and after pictures if available, and include some favouriteplaces in the garden. Send also a brief description of your garden, itschallenges, special features, location and size and what it means to you.Also a sketch plan if possible showing beds, landscaping, features to help judges see its overall structure.

The entry form can be downloaded by clicking here

Complete the entry form with your full name, daytime telephone number and email.

How to enter

By email to:The link below

or by post to:

Kent Life garden competition, Kent Life, Baskerville Place, 28 Teville Road, Worthing,West Sussex BN11 1UG.