Garden Design Competition – planting your ideas


The theme is ‘Mills to Moors’ and we are looking for someone to create a garden design that celebrates the staff, volunteers and apprentices who all work together to look after our local parks and greenspaces. There are 4 entry categories and entrants must submit their design into one of the following: primary school, secondary school, college & university, volunteer and open.
Entrants should think about how we design our local green spaces in the future. Designs that are low maintenance, help reduce some of the effects of climate change, whilst also providing spaces for communities to enjoy. We would also like the design to incorporate recycled or reused materials where possible. We are hoping that the theme Mills to Moors will reflect the diversity of Kirklees whether that is through history, landscape or culture.
A winner from each category will be selected by a judging panel, with elements of all the winning designs being incorporated into the final garden design, which will be showcased at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in September 2017. All our winners will receive 2 tickets for the show.
Ruth Dodds, Volunteer Coordinator said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for someone passionate about gardening and design to see their vision come to life. It’s going to be a really exciting way to celebrate the great work done by volunteers in Parks and Greenspaces and hopefully encourage more people to get involved with their local parks and greenspaces”
The closing date for entry is noon on Friday 25th November 2016, winners will be announced in January 2017 when we will also be looking for volunteers to help us create the winning design. Judges will select the four best designs and will consider:
• how well the garden interprets the theme
• how interesting and creative the design is
• the effective use of plants
• how well the design has considered sustainability issues
• how realistic the design is within a small budget.
For further information or to enter the competition visit, email or call Ruth Dodds on 01484 221000.