Our Competitions

Competitions for the Creative and Green-Fingered 2015

Now is the time to enter this year's summer competitions run by the City Council.  

The Scarecrow Competition is open to individual, families, community groups and organisations across the city.  This competition has seen a rise in entries since its launch in 2011 and colourful characters have popped up in gardens, balconies and backyards ever since.  An appointment will be made to take a photograph of your scarecrow during the middle of July, which will be used for the judging.

The City Gardens Competitions has increased in popularity over the past years and entries have been made from gardeners who tend patches of all shapes and sizes.  It is open to private gardeners, schools, care homes, pubs, B&Bs - anyone who has a tended outdoor space!  Now awarding Gold, Silver or Bronze to all those who enter, the judges take great delight in visiting the hidden jewels of the city.  Schools will be judged during the week of the 13th July, other gardens during the week of 20th July.

Allotment holders are invited to enter their plots into the annual Allotment Competition.  Prizes are awarded to the best tended plot at each of the city's sites as well as a cup going to the best overall plot.  Judging takes place mid-July.

Entries to all competitions can be made on the application form below:

Application Form for all Our Competitions - word document

Application Form for all Our Competitions - PDF

City Garden Competition Terms & Conditions  

Scarecrow Competition Terms & Conditions

Allotment Competition Terms & Conditions

Gardens Competition 2014

Many "congratulations!" to all the winners of our Gardens Competition 2014, judged by Jane Brine of Dairy House Plants, Diane Poynting and Polly Mason, Parks Officer:

Bronze Awards
Focus Point, Stratford Road
Milford House Care Home
Sadie Robertson

Silver Awards
Mr and Mrs Dolding
Jaffa’s Health Centre for Cats
Bemerton Lodge Day Centre
Brian Wright
Peartree Serviced Apartments
Hussey’s Almshouses
Gordon Thomas Nutley
Mrs Cowie

Silver Gilt Awards
The New Inn
Gill Cleary
Keith Lawrence
Janet Pearce
Mrs Hardy and Mrs Isaac

Gold Awards
Braemar Lodge
Grasmere House Hotel
Jeanne Waller
Patricia and Peter Wright

Scarecrow Competition 2014

Congratulations also to the winners of this years Scarecrow Competition, judged by the Mayor of Salisbury, Councillor Jo Broom

1st – Matthew and Robert Short
2nd – Focus Point, Stratford Road
3rd – Lindsey Bellringer

If you would like more information about any of our competitions  please contact us.