Enter Kent Life's amateur Garden of the Year 2012 competition

PUBLISHED: 02:18 22 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:04 20 February 2013

Enter Kent Life's amateur Garden of the Year 2012 competition

Enter Kent Life's amateur Garden of the Year 2012 competition

The 2012 Kent Life amateur Garden of the Year and Best Primary School Garden competition, in association with Hadlow College, Ruxley Manor and The Hospice in the Weald, is now open. Don't miss your chance to win fame – and some fabulous prizes!

CATEGORY ONE


Garden of the Year


Open to all amateur gardeners, whatever the size of your garden


How to enter
Fill in the entry form (below) with your details. Attach a written description of your garden and what it means to you.
Include up to six photographs of your garden taken either last season or this year that show overviews and details.
dd a sketch plan if possible.
Send in by post, email or enter online


Prizes
First prize Garden of the Year
Engraved bench as trophy, 250 Ruxley Manor Garden Centre vouchers, pictorial feature in Kent Life
Four runners up Framed certificate, 100 Ruxley Manor garden vouchers



CATEGORY TWO


Best Primary School Garden


Is gardening part of your curriculum, do you have a gardening club? Then why not enter your primary school garden!


How to enter
Fill in the entry form with your details.
Attach a written description of the garden and any supporting programmes.
Include up to six photographs (you can add pictures/input from the children).
Send in by post, email or enter online


Prizes
First prize Best School Garden
Engraved bench as trophy, 250 garden centre vouchers courtesy of Ruxley Manor, pictorial feature in Kent Life
Two runners up Framed certificate, 100 Ruxley Manor garden vouchers



NOMINATE


NEW this year
Does your friend have a pretty garden, have you visited a lovely private garden or is your childs school a potential winner? For the first time you can nominate a garden just check first that you have the owner/schools permission. Be our eyes across our county of Kent, the glorious Garden of England!



RULES


Closing date for entries: 15 June 2012


Eight finalists will be selected and visited by the judging panel after 15 June; all finalists gardens will be photographed by Kent Life by 2 July. Finalists will be invited to a high tea at Hadlow Colleges Broadview Tearooms on 13 Sept, when the winners will be announced.


Kent Life regrets that photographs and sketches cannot be returned, and by submitting them you are agreeing to their use in Kent Life and its associated website and publications.



JUDGING


Judges
Roger Platts, award-winning garden, designer, grower and plantsman
Amanda Cottrell, OBE, chairman of Visit Kent, patron of Produced in Kent
Sarah Morgan, head of faculty landscape, horticultural and design, Hadlow College
Leigh Clapp, garden photojournalist and Kent Life gardening editor
Sarah Sturt, editor Kent Life


Criteria
The panel will look at the overall design, planting, maintenance, special features and personal connection to each garden entered. In addition for schools, they will look at the childrens involvement, any ecological and educational processes.



HOW TO ENTER


Cut and paste the competition questions below into an e-mail or word document, and send yourcompleted entry to: editor@kent-life.co.uk or post to: Kent Life Garden Competition, Kent Life, Baskerville Place, 28 Teville Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1UG



ENTRY FORM


Category:
Your name:
Address:
Postcode:
Tel:
Email:


Checklist:



  • Description

  • Photos

  • Plan

Entries for this competition are now closed


The 2012 Kent Life amateur Garden of the Year and Best Primary School Garden competition, in association with Hadlow College, Ruxley Manor and The Hospice in the Weald, is now open. Dont miss your chance to win fame and some fabulous prizes!

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