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Garden showcase 2022

Our annual Garden Showcase recognises and celebrates the incredible gardens across our city. It is open to residents, community groups, organisations, businesses and schools that want to share the story of their garden. This year we have some great new categories and our community will judge the winners.


  • Young gardener (under 12) - For children under 12 years old who show enthusiasm and commitment to gardening.
  • Gardening together - For communal or shared gardens that show how gardening together can build social connection. Entries are encouraged from community gardens, schools, childcare centres, community organisations and businesses.
  • Edible garden - For productive gardens growing fruit and vegetables.
  • Outdoor garden - For attractive residential gardens that show originality or creativity and consideration for the environment.
  • Verge garden - For attractive verge gardens that meet our Verge Development Guidelines and have been designed with the environment in mind.
  • Wildlife-friendly garden - For gardens that support native wildlife such as birds, bees, butterflies, reptiles, frogs or bats! Bonus points for wildlife-friendly gardens with local native plants, flowers throughout the year and different storeys of vegetation. Find out more in this booklet about wildlife friendly gardens.


The winners from each category will have their choice of a $100 voucher from either Bunnings or the State Flora Nursery. The winner of the Young Gardener category receives a $50 Visa Gift voucher. All the winners will be invited to take part in a professional photo shoot of their garden and will have these special images to keep.


This year the community will choose the winning entry from each category. Between 10 and 27 November the community can view the shortlisted entries and vote for their favourites. Everyone that votes can go in the draw to win a $50 Visa Gift voucher.

How to enter

Choose the category that best fits your garden and take up to three quality high resolution photos of your garden. Then fill out the short online entry form to tell us a bit about you and your garden. The Showcase will be open for entries from 10 October to 6 November 2022.