Sydney Spring Garden Competition

Rebecca Varidel
3rd Sep 2022

Sydney’s budding gardeners are being called to spring into action this month as the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW’s 2022 Sydney Spring Garden Competition gets underway.

Focused on residential front gardens, the competition offers a unique opportunity for Sydney locals to put their gardening skills and garden design to the test, with the 2022 winner taking home a $2000 gift card from to Flower Power.

Sydney residents are encouraged to enter the competition before October 12, with judging set to take place from street view between October 24 & 25.

Cecily Rogers from the RAS Flower & Garden Committee says the competition offers a rare opportunity to celebrate devoted gardeners and their horticultural masterpieces.

“What makes this competition unique is its focus on residential front gardens. Every entry must be clearly visible from the street, bringing joy to the passersby and contributing to the overall beauty of the community,” Cecily Rogers said.

“We know that creating a garden takes tremendous planning, patience and devotion, and it is this commitment that we wish to celebrate.”

Cecily says the gardens will be independently assessed by a panel of two judges, with entries graded on landscaping, design, quality, general maintenance and garden harmony.

The legacy of the late Lt. Col. Charles Christian, who left a trust to the City of Sydney to continue the beautification of Sydney has enabled the return of the annual competition after a hiatus of 40 years. The trust was to fund a competition that would award those who bring joy to the community through a beautiful garden, in front of or around private homes viewable to the general public from the road or footpath and was greanted to the RAS in 2019.

Competition entries are open now, closing 12 October 5pm.

Sydney Spring Garden Competition finalists will be selected on October 17, with judging set to take place on October 24 & 25, with a winning garden announced on October 31.

Image: 2021 Sydney Spring Garden Competition winner