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Garden Competitions

ATTENTION: Due to the difficulty in obtaining timely and comprehensive information on current competitions, this page will not be maintained until further notice.

Some links and other information about previous years' garden competitions (most recently from the news section at have been parked below. These may help you track down a comp in your area (or inspire you to start one).

2014 (assorted information)

Betascapes Spring Garden Spectacular, Rockhampton Regional & Livingstone Shire Councils Entries close 5 September. More: 2014 Betascapes Spring Garden Spectacular
Seniors Week Garden Competition, Cairns Entries close 7 August. More: Garden comp open to senior green thumbs
Cassowary Coast Regional Council Garden Competition Entries close 1 August. More: Green Thumbs! Get Your Garden Competition Entry Forms In Now!

2013 (assorted information)

Calling senior gardens in Cairns

New to Cairns is the Seniors Week Garden Competition. Entrants need to be at least 50 years of age and entries close on 8 August 2013. More information: Garden Judge keen to see entries

Betascapes Spring Garden Competition

Nominations for Rockhampton's 2013 garden competition are open from Monday 17 June and close on Friday 16 August. There's more information at the Rockhampton Regional Council website: Glory time for gardening gurus Glory time for gardening gurus

2012 Results

Bundy in Bloom Garden Competition (Bundaberg) - Green Thumbs given the thumbs up

Rockhampton - Winners announced! 2012 Betascapes Spring Garden Competition

Lockyer Valley Garden Competition - Gardening gurus win big in Council Gardening Competition

Cassowary Coast Regional Council - Congratulations Garden Competition Winners!

Ipswich's Best Garden Competition -

2012 Competitions

For the kids

Yates Junior Landcare Backyard Challange:

Betascapes Spring Garden Competition

More information at the Rockhampton Regional Council website: 2012 Betascapes Spring Garden Competition

Tablelands Garden Awards

Includes Atherton, Malanda, Walkamin, Kuranda (North Queensland). More information at the Tablelands Regional Council website: 2012 Tablelands Garden Awards

The Chronicle Garden Competition, Toowoomba

A part of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. For at the official TCOF website: The Chronicle Garden Competition


Clifton Country Week (20 to 27 October 2012) includes a garden competition. More information: Clifton & District Progress Association

Hills District & Bunya Garden Competition

Ferny Hills Progress Association (Inc). More information at their website: Hills District & Bunya Garden Competition

Ipswich's Best Garden Competition 2012

Trevallan Lifestyle Centre is bringing their garden competition to Ipswich again in 2012. The central theme is "what does your garden mean to you?". Entries close 9th March. For more information visit or or contact the garden centre.
May 2012 Update: The finalists have now been chosen. View the gardens and find out how to cast your vote at Trevallan Lifestyle Centre's blog


Cassowary Coast Garden Competition
Cassowary Coast Regional Council has announced their 2011 gardening competition. Judges will be taking the effects of Cyclone Yasi into consideration, and council is encouraging the all the vcommunity to participate and contribute to the region's recovery. There will be 13 categories including schools, commercial and tourist premises as well as various types of private gardens. Entries close on Friday July 29th. More information from the Council here: Announcing 2011 gardening competition ( July 2011)

Rockhampton's 2011 Betascapes Spring Garden Spectacular
This year's competition includes two new categories - Best Private Garden in a Seniors' Complex and Best Flood Recovery Garden- in addition to other categories for private, coporate and scoll gardens. Judges will be able to give encouragement awards in each category, so Rockhampton Regional Council are urging residents to eneter even if their gardens aren't in peak condition. Nominations close 31 August 2011. More information at RRC here: Get your gardening gloves on for the 2011 Betascapes Spring Garden Spectacular (May 2011)

Streetscape comp for Cairns
Cairns Regional Council are reminding residents to get ready for this year's Streetscape Awards, to be launched on 26th June. There will be categories for homes, schools, commercial gardens and neighbourhoods. More at their website: Search on for green thumbs (April 2011)

Garden Competition for Ipswich
Trevallan Lifestyle Centre, Brassall, is holding their first garden competition and all of Ipswich is invited to enter. Whether your garden is big or small, on a patio or on acreage, simply submit 6 photos and up to 200 words about your garden. From six finalists, the public will be able to vote for the winner on Facebook or at Trevallan Lifestyle Centre. Entries close 31 Jan 2011. For more information, go to

2010 Results

And the winner is... Logan Garden Competition, Logan City Council
The Tablelands 2010 Garden Awards Winners Tablelands Regional Council
Lockyer Valley Garden Comp winners announced Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Goondiwindi students sunflower champions
Goondiwindi State High School have won the annual Sunflower Competition withan entry weighing 1.837kg. More information atThe University of Queensland website: Goondiwindi growers top the scales (May 2010)


Wondai: Wondai Garden Expo (competition gardens open in conjunction wioth expo)
Tablelands Garden Awards Tablelands Regional Council

Cairns Regional Council Streetscape Awards
The parts of private gardens that are visible to the public will be the focus on the Cairn's new garden competition, which will replace the traditional garden awards. Council wants to emphasise the importance of "streetscapes" in greening and beautifying the city. Water useage and environmental factors will also be taken into consideration. A special category will be the novelty letterbox competition. residents can submit photos, and the winner will be chosen by the public using online voting. More information from Cairns Regional Council here: Streetscapes awards key to greening region (March 2010).

2009 Results

Cairns Garden Awards
The winners are listed on the Cairns Regional Council website here: Cairns Garden Awards presented


If you don't see a garden competition for your area, try contacting your local council. Failing that, try your local newspaper. If you know of a garden competition in Qld that needs publicity and you would like to see listed here, please forward some information.

41st Hills District & Bunya Garden Competition
Open to all residents of Arana Hills, Everton Hills, Ferny Hills and the Bunya area of Brisbane, everyone will receive a prize just for entering. Entry is free. There are many divisions (the judges will assign you to the most appropriate category) and there are special awards for water efficiency. Judging date is Sunday 13th September 2009. The competition is conducted by the Ferny Hills Progress Association with support from Moreton Bay Regional Council and many local businesses. More information and entry forms at

Garden comp on in Cairns
There will be many categories for commercial and residential gardens, including Unit Garden and Pensioners Garden. All entries will be judged on their water conserving qualities. Entries close 24 July. Read more: Cairns Garden Awards launched (May 2009)

Logan Garden Competition 2009
Entries will open on August 3 and categories will include residential, commercial, school and community. For more information contact Logan City Council. The competition will be officially lauched at Joncia Gardens on 29 March. (Joncia Gardens helps launch 2009 Logan Garden Competition).

For more information about the garden competition held in conjunction with "Bundy In Bloom", contact the Bundaberg Regional Council.

Information at the Rockhampton Regional Council here: Garden Competition News
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