Gardening Competition

Seaton Valley Gardening Competition 2024

This year marks a special milestone as we celebrate a decade of residents, businesses, and local volunteer groups showcasing their gardening skills in the Annual Seaton Valley Gardening Competition.

Over the past 10 years, we have been amazed by the wide range of over 250 gardens that have been entered. From community gardens to memorial gardens, minimalist to themed, cottage gardens to wildlife gardens, small front and back gardens and nearly meadow-sized gardens – the creativity and passion displayed in each entry is truly inspiring.

The stories and experiences shared by participants have been a joy to hear, and it is evident how much love and effort goes into each garden. We have witnessed individual garden entries blossom into beautiful spaces that brings joy to both households and communities.

If you dream of seeing your garden or community area featured in November’s Futures magazine and having a shot at winning the prestigious ‘Seaton Valley Council’s Overall Winning Garden 2024’ title, now is your chance to join the competition.

With categories tailored to suit all types of gardens, there is truly something for everyone to showcase their green thumbs. Whether you have a themed garden, a potted plant, or a hanging basket, don’t be hesitant – be proud and flaunt your garden.  join in our celebration awards evening in September, where every entry will receive well-deserved recognition.

You can enter the competition now.  Application forms and the Terms and Conditions for the competition are available below or you can request an application form by contacting our office on 0191 2379870.  The closing date for applications is the 5 July 2024.

Judging will take place on the 10, 11 and 12 July, and the celebration awards will be on 4 September.

Let’s make this year’s Annual Gardening Competition the best one yet – we can’t wait to see the beauty and creativity that you will bring to the competition.

Gardening Competition 2024 Application Form (Ms Word)

Gardening Competition Application Form (pdf)

Terms and Conditions

  1. Categories are open to all residents of Seaton Valley. To enter, please complete an application form and return it to us.
  2. If you are not sure which category your application would fall into, please contact Lorraine Fox for advice
  3. You can nominate another person’s work.
  4. Judges will be the Seaton Valley Services Officer and an officer of Northumberland County Council’s Neat team and possibly one other judge. There will be a maximum of three people attending your property on judging day.
  5. A list of winners will be available on the website.
  6. All entries must be received by the 5 July 2024. Any entries received after this date will not be entered into the competition.
  7. Please ensure you have provided a postal address and contact details on the entry form.
  8. No plastic or artificial flowers are allowed in any categories.
  9. The judges’ decision will be final.
  10. Judges reserve the right to disqualify entrants if they consider that the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.
  11. No photographs are needed with your application as photographs will be taken during the judging period; however, you can if you wish to send us photographs of your displays at their best.
  12. By entering the competition, you agree that you will allow the judges to view and photograph your entry.
  13. The personal data supplied on this application form will only be used by Seaton Valley Council for the purpose of our Gardening Competition. The data will not be shared or published without your permission.
  14. By entering the Gardening Competition, you agree that any photographs taken of your garden or display can be used by Seaton Valley Council on their website, social media and in council publications.