Our Competitions

Competitions for 2016

The closing date for our 2016 Summer Competitions has now passed.  Please check back here early next year for details of our 2017 competitions!

Each year Salisbury City Council has the following summer competitions:

Gardens Competition – for gardens of all shapes and sizes from anyone who tends an open space including private gardeners, pubs, B&Bs and schools. Last year’s competition saw Bronze, Silver, Gold and even a Gold Gilt Award go to gardens ranging from small back yards to extensive hotel grounds and care home gardens.

Scarecrow Competition - families, community groups and organisations are encouraged to create a masterpiece in their garden or allotment – or even using a balcony or indoor space.

Allotment Competition - Prizes are given on all the city sites and plots are judged on a range of criteria from tidiness, environmental practice to the range of produce grown.

The competitions are open to those in the parish of Salisbury

Judging for the 2016 competition entrants will take place in July.  Photos and details of the winners will be pubished here at the end of the summer.

2015 Competition Winners:

In an awards ceremony at the Guildhall on Wednesday 16th September, Salisbury City Council celebrated winners in this year’s Allotment, Scarecrow and Gardens Competition. Certificates and prizes were presented by the Mayor of Salisbury, Councillor Andrew Roberts.

Many "congratulations" to everyone who took part and particularly the winners below:

Allotment Competition 2015

The annual allotment competition saw entries across all the allotment sites, with Mr Keith Lawrence being awarded a cup for the best plot overall.  

See here for a full list of the Allotment Competition winners for 2015.

Gardens Competition 2015

Judged by Jane Brine of Dairy House Plants, Diane Poynting and Polly Mason, Parks Officer:

Gold Gilt Award

Braemar Lodge

Braemar Lodge a Gold Gilt

Gold Awards

Grasmere House Hotel
Harnham Croft
Kimberley House
Sarum St. Paul's Primary School
The Wig and Quill
A Fisherton Street garden
Two Laverstock gardens

Church RdFisherton St gardenGrasmereHarnham CroftKimberleyLittle ManorMilford HallPupils from Sarum St Pauls Primary School receive their Gold awardSarum St PaulsWig and Quill

Silver Gilt Awards

A Friary garden
A Cheverell Avenue garden
A Ridgeway Road garden

Silver Awards

Little Manor
Milford Hall Hotel
Pear Tree Apartments
McKenzie House

Bronze Awards
Old Mill, Harnham


Scarecrow Competition 2015

Judged by the Mayor of The City of Salisbury, Councillor Andrew Roberts

1st – 'Antonio and Buster' by the residents of Holmwood

                 Antonio and Buster Holmwood
2nd – 'Will Kemp' - a tribute to Sarum Morris by Mr & Mrs Dolding
3rd – 'Steven' by Elizabeth House Social Centre

If you would like more information about any of our competitions  please get in touch.