Last call for garden competition entriesPublished Tuesday, 13th June 2017
Council tenants and leaseholders are being reminded that there is only three weeks left to enter the borough’s popular garden competition.
The aim of the contest is to celebrate the gardening skills of people living in council homes in the borough and inspire them to show off their gardens.
The closing date for all entries is Monday, 3 July 2017.
Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Dominic Beck, who will present the awards, said: "Don’t miss this opportunity to get the credit you deserve for taking pride in your garden.
"We know many of our tenants and leaseholders make lots of effort with their gardens, so it is important we recognise these hidden gems. There’s an award to suit all garden sizes, so don’t delay enter today."
Categories include best first time entry, best multi-use garden, best balcony, patio or small space, best communal area and best garden.
The winner of each category will receive a prize of £50 and will then be entered into the best in show category, with the overall winner receiving an additional prize of £200.
In addition, the Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Rose Keenan, will also choose a garden to receive the Mayor’s choice category.
Prize money is awarded in the form of high street vouchers at the awards ceremony taking place at Rotherham Town Hall on, Thursday, 7 September, 201 The judging panel will be made up of representatives from the Council’s Housing and Neighbourhood Services who will begin assessing the gardens in the two weeks after the closing date, weather permitting.
To enter :