RHS staff to judge Essex front garden competition

Staff from RHS Garden Hyde Hall will be casting an expert eye over Chelmsford's sustainable front garden contest this summer

Attractive front gardens provide green inspirationChelmsford City Council is hosting a front garden competition which any resident in Chelmsford can enter.

This year’s theme is sustainability, and they’re looking for the most sustainable front garden maintained without professional help, in the area served by Chelmsford City Council.

Judging criteria
  • Environmental considerations; flowers which increase the number of pollinators in your garden
  • Seasonality/choice of plants; are the plants in the correct soil type
  • Overall design and kerb appeal; materials used to reduce flooding effects such as a permeable surface
  • Innovation; improving the appearance of recycling and refuse bins

Running alongside this is the Scarecrow Competition which invites households to make a scarecrow out of recyclable materials found in the home.

There is no entry fee for either competition.

For more information and to download a competition entry form go to:  http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/frontgardencompetition
All entries must be submitted by 31 July 2015. Presentation evening for finalists and winners will be at the Chelmsford Museum on Thursday 20 August 2015.

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