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.
“The competition not only recognises the achievements of local gardeners but we are proud to help and support community garden projects in our area.
“We hear about great work happening in our community and through this competition we can help make community garden plans really come to life.’’
The closing date for entries is Friday, June 24.
To enter, fill in the entry form that will be appearing regularly in the Examiner or cut out the one on this page now and keep it until you enter.
When you have filled it in, send it to us with photographs of your garden in all its glory.
You will need a different form if you are entering the new Community Garden category. You can download this from www.examiner.co.uk/gardenoftheyear or phone 01484 437772 and we will post one out to you.