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The Passage’s Gardening Competition

Get your garden Summer-Ready with The Passage and BBC Gardener’s World, Adam Frost as we invite you to enter our friendly gardening competition. With categories for everyone from house plants and hanging baskets to big back gardens, we welcome everyone to showcase their green fingers.

After a year of highs and lows, gardening, houseplants and flowers have been the little joys that have kept us going!

Deadline for entries is Friday 13th August

What you need to do

Get planting, growing, seeding, watering your green spaces.

Take a picture once you are happy with how they look.

Go to GivePenny website

Click on the Donate & Upload button below, and upload a picture.

Tell us more about your garden and what it means to you at this time and the category you are entering.

Make a minimum donation of £5 – this would fund an emergency food voucher for a homeless person for one day, while they are being supported by The Passage

Adam Frost will judge the competition and choose the winners of our categories!

Categories to enter

1.         Front Garden

2.         Back Garden

3.         Most sustainable garden (including fruit and veg)

Gardens that are entered into this category should incorporate recycled and reclaimed materials. Does your garden have something about it that is helping the environment? Is your garden bee friendly? Have you taken on the challenge of growing your own fruit and veg?

4.         Container/hanging basket/window box 

If you garden in a limited space at home, this category is for you. Awarded to the creative use of pots and planters to brighten up the smallest spaces. 

5.         Children’s garden (under 16s)

This category is only open to young people under 16 years of age. Child friendly gardens or separate areas designed specifically for kids, from fairy gardens to container gardens and indoor growing.

6.         Indoor garden

If you live in a flat and have lovingly cared for a window display or selection of house plants.

7.       Community garden

Aimed at groups of people who look after a garden that is shared by residents or a community group. This is your category to show us what you can do.