2017 Greening Vincent Garden Competition

Ratepayers, residents and businesses are invited to participate in the City’s annual Greening Vincent Garden Competition, which has been held since Vincent became Vincent – back in 1995!

All entrants, their partners and our sponsors will be invited to a function at Vincent’s Administration & Civic Centre on Wednesday 15 November at 6.00pm, where the awards will be presented by Mayor Emma Cole - a great night! 

All Vincent properties can enter (except staff and contractors – please read full conditions below to see if you are eligible).

Entries in the 2017 Garden Competition close Friday 29 September!

Happy gardening!

2017 Award categories

The awards this year will be presented in the following categories: 

  • Best Business Garden > New category!
  • Best Residential Front Garden
  • Best Kept Verge
  • Catchment Friendly Garden
  • Best Courtyard or Balcony Garden
  • Best Residential Rear Garden
  • Best Vegetable or Food Garden
  • Mayor's Encouragement Award

Judging Process

Preliminary judging will be undertaken by the City's Green Team between 2 - 6 October.  Preliminary judging for the Catchment Friendly Garden will be undertaken by Claise Brook Catchment Group (CBCG) members, the Parks Services Technical Officer and the Project Officer – Parks & Environment.

Final judging will take place on Saturday 7 October and will be undertaken by Vincent Councilors, Director Technical Services, Manager Parks & Property Services, Adele Gismondi  from the Water Corporation and Matt Molloy and Mary Boyce (2016 winner – Best Residential Front Garden and Best Vegetable or 'Food' Garden).

What are we looking for this year?

In keeping with the City’s commitment to environmental sustainability and waterwise principles, for each category all entries will be judged against waterwise criteria such as use of native plants, mulch, water saving measures and demonstrated controlled use of fertilisers and pesticides. 

Given the development happening in Vincent in our amazing town centres, we've added a new category for Best Business Garden - we're keen to see the lovely creative green spaces you work so hard to create for our residents and visitors! 

How to Enter

Download an entry form here.

Completed entry forms are to be marked “Garden Competition” and posted to the City of Vincent, PO Box 82, Leederville WA 6902 or emailed to mail@vincent.wa.gov.au 

Prizes/awards

Best Residential Front Garden, Catchment Friendly Garden:

  • First Prize $500 plus trophy
  • Second Prize $300 plus doormat
  • Third Prize $200 plus doormat

Best Residential Rear Garden, Best Courtyard or Balcony Garden, Best Vegetable Garden or Food garden, Best Kept Verge, Best Business Garden:

  • First Prize $250 plus trophy
  • Second Prize $150 plus doormat
  • Third Prize $100 plus doormat

Mayor's Encouragement Award:

A very prestigious and coveted award! A quality pair of Swiss made "Felco" secateurs and a doormat will be presented for the Mayor's Encouragement Award.

Sponsors

Water Corporation, Claise Brook Catchment Group, John Carey MLA - Member for Perth, Ellenby Tree Farm, Turfmaster Facility Management,  Forrestvale Trees, Boyan Electrical, Exclusive Trophies, K.S. Black Pumps W.A., Donegan Enterprises, Beaver Tree Services, Ozscott Horticulture, Devco Builders.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Kim Godfrey below.

For more information

Please direct all enquiries to Kim Godfrey, Technical Officer Park Services or Sarah Hill, Project Officer - Parks & Environment, on 9273 6000.

Conditions of Entry

  • Occupiers of premises entered must have been the residents for at least six (6) months before judging takes place.
  • No award shall be made unless at least six (6) entries are received in that category.
  • Only properties within the City of Vincent may be nominated.
  • Previous First Prize winners are ineligible for future awards for a period of one (1) year.
  • The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence to be entered into once the decision is made.