Growing for Gold – Summer Competitions!
It’s not too late to enter the Scarecrow Competition or the re-vamped City Gardens Competition.
Gardeners entering this year’s Gardens competition will be competing for Bronze, Silver & Gold awards.
The competition is open to everyone in Salisbury. There have been excellent entries from private gardens, care homes and schools in recent years – we’d love to see more entries this year though! As well as entries from businesses too, from pub gardens in the city centre to the lovely gardens kept by our guest houses, hotels, cafes and restaurants.
If gardening isn’t quite your thing but you have a creative side then maybe the city’s Scarecrow Competition is for you. Open to all residents and organisations in the city this competition has seen a number of colourful and unique characters in recent years.
To enter either competition, download an entry form or pop into our Information Centre, Fish Row, (to the rear of the Guildhall) to pick one up.
Entry forms must be received by Friday 28 June 2013.
The City's annual Allotment Competition entries should be in by 24 May 2013 and judging of plots should take place during the second week in July (weather permitting). There will be an Overall Prize and a First, Second and Third winner from each Allotment Site.
If you would like to enter your allotment into this year’s competition, then all you need to do is tell us and you can do this; in person, by post, by email or by phone. The entry form and Competition Terms & Conditions are available below, but if you would like a paper copy of these please contact us.
Hidden Nature - A photography competition for 2013
The deadline for this competition is now past, but watch this space for details of the lucky winners very soon!
Gilbert Colouring Competition - winning entries 2012
If you are a keen gardener why not enter our Gardens Competition?
Schools Category –
Woodlands Primary and Sarum St Paul’s schools were awarded joint first prizes.
Care Homes category –
First prize- Milford House
Second prize - Little Manor
Third prize - Milford Manor third
Highly Commended and Mayor’s Prize - Meadow View
Private Gardens Category-
First prize - Mr and Mrs Dolding
Second prize - Angela Bywater
Third prize – Mr and Mrs Lawrence
Highly Commended - Mrs Cowie and Jeanne Waller
If you are an artistic gardener who needs to keep the birds away – have a go at our Scarecrow Competition
First Prize - Holmwood Residential Home for their representation of the Queen
Second Prize - Kimberley House’s Pipe Smoking Farmer
Third - Milford House with Benjamin Britten.
City Allotment Competition Winners 2012
Over All Winner Amanda White 1B The Butts
1st Amanda White 1B
2nd Mr T White 25A
3rd Diane Wood 45
1st Mr K Lawrence 4/5
Joint 2nd Mr R Fuller 1
Joint 2ND Mr P Grant 9
3rd Mr J Allnut 26
1st Mrs S Bugden 6
2nd Mr R Shaw 25B
3rd Mrs Jenkins 24B
1st Marianne Clare 2
2nd Mr P Talty 65
3rd Mrs D Newman 72
1st Mr R Hayes 46
2nd Mr J Clifford 23
3rd Anne Morris 14
1st Mr J Haggaty 16
2nd Mrs A Franklin 31
3rd Sarah Luckham 26
1st Mr and Mrs Grimes 1
2nd Karen Payne 66A
3rd Mr K Day 64
1st Matthew and Robert Short 39
2nd Joe Cooper 26
3rd Dan Adam 24
1st Mr D Dolding 30
2nd Mary Reardon 38
3rd RETHINK 45
1st Mr and Mrs D Harris 3
2nd Mr R Bacon 4
3rd Mr J Tribbeck 12
1st Mrs H Beaven 3
2nd Mr T Martin 13
1st Mr R Schwender 13
2nd Kyra Voce 18
3rd Mr P Allenby-Braice 11
City Schools Sunflower Competition 2012
Winner – Wyndham Park Infants School – 123cm
City Gardens Competition 2011
The City Gardens Competition is generously sponsored by
Private Garden Category
Residential /Care Home Category
Gilbert Colouring Competition - winning entries
The Summer Photography Competition 2011
Celebrating Constable and the Landscape
This competition was run in conjunction with Salisbury Arts Centre
Winner: 'Misty Constable Bridge' taken by Alan Clarke
Runner up: 'Peter's Finger and Clarendon Palace' taken by Rashida Furber
Schools Sunflower Competition 2011
Launched for the first time this year, an impressive array of majestic sunflowers appeared in many of our schools.
Overall winner: Godolpin School
Scarecrow Competition 2011
We were thrilled with the number of entries across the City which certainly proved to be a colourful and entertaining competition.
Overall winner: Diane Poynting with Flora, 2nd – P Harris for her Scarecrow with Pipe and Castle View Nursing Home 3rd with Castle View Charlie
Sarum Academy and Salisbury City Council Photography Competition 2010
Salisbury City Council ran an exciting new photography competition in conjunction with Sarum Academy this summer.
Under the guidance of teacher Becky Middlehurst, Year 10 and 11 pupils were asked to take photographs of the buildings, parks or open spaces owned and managed by the City Council - with free rein to then digitally edit, enhance and colour their pictures. View the entries here in the gallery above.
City Gardens Competition 2010
Salisbury City Council was delighted to announce the return of the City Council Gardens Competition. 2010 saw many entries from across the city - from private houses to care homes and schools. The standard of gardens in all instances was excellent.
Judging was based on criteria ranging from quality of plants, design and layout to sustainability and good practice.
First prize in the Private Gardens category was awarded to Mrs J Tibbs for her effective use of space, clever choice of plants and her sustainable gardening methods. Second prize went to Mrs J Dolding and third to Ms G Kalinowski.
St Osmund’s School, under the guidance of Mrs Sarah Varney and Xanthe Dell, came first amongst the other entries. The school were commended on their range of planting, quality vegetables and a layout designed with pupils in mind. Second prize was awarded to the Little Manor Nursing Home. Third prize was awarded to the grounds of Turning Point, Meadow View.
There are many beautiful gardens across Salisbury in private homes; communal areas of residential homes and at local businesses.