Gardening Competition

Seaton Valley Council holds an annual gardening competition. The competition is as much about people, as it is about plants and gardening. Founded on the principle that brightening up our outdoor spaces is good for us all, the competition gives individuals, businesses and local communities an opportunity to work together to bring about change.

Seaton Valley Gardening Competition 2019

Enter now and you could be a winner 

Do you have a garden you’re really proud of? Whether you garden on a balcony, in a tiny courtyard, or on rolling acres, we would love to see it as we welcome entries from gardens of all shapes and sizes.

The categories for the Gardening Competition in 2019 are:

  • Best Garden
  • Best Kitchen Garden
  • Best Single Container/Hanging Basket
  • Best Business Display
  • Best Community Garden/Space
  • Best Mini Garden Aged 3 – 12
  • Best Allotment Plot
  • Best In Bloom Display
  • Best Wildlife Area
  • Best use of Recycled Materials
  • Best School Display

The competition is free to enter and is open to all Seaton Valley residents, businesses and community groups.  You can enter yourself or even nominate a neighbour’s garden, a business or a local community project.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 12 July with judging due to take place from the 22 – 25 July.

Prizes will be awarded to the winner in each category and will be presented at an Awards Ceremony on the 4 September.

You can download and complete an Application Form below or they are available at the Council Offices in Seaton Delaval.  Please read the full Terms and Conditions before submitting your Application Form.

Completed Application Forms should be emailed to: or returned to our office at Seaton Valley Council, 20-22 Astley Road, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, NE25 0DG.