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Your Garden Awards 2019

Closing Date for nominations is 24th June 2019

Are you, or do you know, someone who goes the extra mile to make their local area better?

Whether it’s through helping others, encouraging wildlife or creating a beautiful display in their garden, CBH would like to recognise residents who give up their time to make their neighbourhood attractive and welcoming.

Residents of all ages who live in properties managed by CBH have the chance to win up to £100 of vouchers through our two annual competitions: the Good Neighbour and Your Garden Awards.

This competition is for residents who take pride in their property and put in extra effort to make their outdoor space attractive and welcoming. The categories are as follows:

  • Nature’s Friend: This category is looking for gardens that are relished by all creatures great and small. This might include and wildflowers for a minibeast wonderland, beautiful bird houses, splashingly good bird baths or cosy bee hotels.
  • The Good Life: Sensational strawberries? Top tomatoes? If you like to eat what you grow and have a garden which grows fruit or vegetables this is the category for you. Make sure your veggie patch, greenhouse or herb garden is involved!
  • The Grand Botanical: If your garden is above the small size in the category before, but still contains the same fantastic features, you could scoop The Grand Botanical. For gardeners who take care of their garden and have great plants, lawns, hedges or blooms.
  • Cultivated containers and pretty pots: We are on the lookout for window boxes, containers or pots with that wow factor in this section. It doesn’t matter what’s planted, whether it be fun, functional, pretty or creative- we would like to see them.
  • Small, but perfectly formed: This is the section for those with a beautiful bijou balcony or a charming communal area. The best small garden could feature a great collection of plants, immaculate lawns, clipped hedges or cultivated blooms.

Closing date for nominations: 24 June. Shortlisted gardens will be visited in July.

To enter, please complete the form below. If you would like an entry form posted to you instead, please call 03300 538022 or email Mark Healy at

The winners and runners-up will be announced at an evening ceremony in October, when they will each be presented with vouchers worth up to £100.

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Nominations for this competition have now closed!

The data you are giving to us will only be used only for the purposes of this competition. It will only be accessed by Colchester Borough Homes and Colchester Borough Council and data will not passed to any third parties.