WE are once again looking for the best garden in Huddersfield.
This year’s Examiner’s Garden of the Year competition is better than ever with a total prize fund of £2,000.
And there is a new category too as we are also looking for the Community Garden Project Of The Year.
This joins our usual three categories – small and container gardens (less than 100 square metres), medium-sized gardens (between 100 and 250 square metres) and large gardens (above 250 square metres).
Last year’s overall winner was Margaret Beever from Holmfirth, who also triumphed in the large garden category.
The competition is sponsored by Armitage’s Garden Centres and this year the total prize value will top £2,000 with 14 prizes on offer.
The overall winner will receive £500, a trophy and certificate and a further £500 will be shared between four community garden projects to spend at Armitage’s with a personal advisor to help them spend it wisely.
There will also be prizes of Armitage’s Garden Centres gift tokens totalling £675 along with gardening books from Waterstone’s.
This means there will be 14 winners in all with the top three in the three private garden categories all receiving Armitage’s vouchers and books.
Examiner senior marketing executive Natasha Maskery said: “The Community Garden Project category is new for 2011.
“We’d like to hear from individuals or groups in our community that either regularly make our green spaces more pleasant or have plans to do so.”
Armitage’s Garden Centres are family-owned and director William Armitage said: “We are once again pleased to support the Examiner’s Garden of the Year Competition.