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Garden Competitions

Garden Competitions   We hold several Garden Competitions throughout July and owners of all gardens are welcome to join in the competition and show their gardens off at their best. There’s a class for everyone, however big or small, manicured or wild your garden is.

 

Schools Garden Competition   The first Garden Competition in July is between the schools. All Nursery and Primary Schools are invited to enter this competition, which is kindly sponsored by Le Quesne’s Garden Centre and there are lots of prizes up for grabs.   There are 3 categories of classes to enter, as follows:   Patio or courtyard type garden of any size (Nursery or Primary School) Wildlife or environmentally friendly garden of any size (Nursery or Primary School) Vegetable garden of any size (Nursery or Primary School)   Judges will come and visit your garden on set days and give it a score compared to the other School or Nursery gardens. The score is out of 100 and points are allocated for general appearance, cultivation and layout.

The gardening group at St Michael's School
The gardening group at St Michael’s School

 This year, the judging for the Schools Garden Competition is held on 3rd & 4th July 2018 and the deadline for entry is Wednesday 27th June.   To enter, please contact the Horticultural Secretary at rachelle@royaljersey.co.uk.  

 

Ransoms All Island Garden Competition   The Ransoms All Island Garden Competition is open to anyone and everyone, however big or small your garden is. There are plenty of classes available to enter (listed below), plus lots of trophies to be won too.

 

 
The overall winner of the 2018 All Island Garden Competition

The overall winner of the 2018 All Island Garden Competition

Ransoms All Island Garden Competition – Classes

Class Garden Type Size (in perch) Size (in square metres)
1 Small Garden 2 perch and under Less than 100 square metres
2 Patio Garden, excluding a lawn 2 perch and under Less than 100 square metres
3 Courtyard Garden, excluding a lawn Between 2 – 5 perch Between 100 – 250 square metres
4 Best kept vegetable garden/plot (fruit can be included) – small 2 perch and under Less than 100 square metres
5&6 Best kept vegetable garden/plot (fruit can be included) – medium Best kept vegetable garden/plot (fruit can be included) – large Between 2 – 5 perchOver 5 perch Between 100 – 250 square metresMore than 250 square metres
7 Medium Garden Between 2 – 5 perch Between 100 – 250 square metres
8 Large Garden Between 5 – 10 perch Between 250 – 500 square metres
9 Formal Garden Over 10 perch More than 500 square metres
10 Informal Garden Over 10 perch More than 500 square metres
11 Gardens of any area. Professional Assistance allowed. Any Size Any Size
12 Farm Gardens attached to a bona fide farm Any Size Any Size
13 New Competitors (who haven’t previously taken part in the garden competition) Under 10 perch Less than 500 square metres
14 New Competitors (who haven’t previously taken part in the garden competition) 10 perch and over Bigger than 500 square metres
15 Family Garden – used and cared for by all the Family from grandparents to baby to incorporate re-cycling, pets and pet care etc. A garden to celebrate Family Life, not manicured. Any Size Any Size
16 Gardens attached to a bona fide Hotel, Guest House or Restaurant. Professional Assistance Allowed. Any size Any size
17 Gardens attached to a bona fide Hotel, Guest House or Restaurant. No Professional Assistance Allowed. Any size Any size
18 Container Gardens only, attached to a bona fide Hotel, Guest House or Restaurant. Any size Any size
19 Garden attached to a Tourist attraction. Professional assistance allowed. Any size Any size
20 The Best Floral Parish Hall on the island. Any size Any size
21 Garden attached to a care home or residential home. Any size Any size
22  Community Garden – a garden cared for by a community of people Any size Any size

Judges will come and visit your garden on set days and give it a score compared to the other gardens entered in the same class. The score is out of 100 and points will be allocated for general appearance, cultivation and layout.

A beautiful garden in St Helier
A beautiful garden in St Helier

This year, the judging for the Ransoms All Island Garden Competition is held on 17th, 18th and 19th July 2018 and the deadline for entry is Monday 9th July.     To enter, please download the Entry Form below, or from www.ransoms.je or contact the Horticultural Secretary on 860648 or email  rachelle@royaljersey.co.uk    

The Presentation Evening is being held at Ransoms Tea Rooms at 6pm on Monday 13th August.

 

F J Ahier Country Gardens   A friendly competition for the best plot is held amongst the allotment holders at F J Ahier Country Gardens each July.   For more information about the competition, please visit the Allotments page.

Winner of the allotment competition
Winner of the allotment competition

  If you aren’t sure which class to enter in any of the above competitions, or have any enquiries, please contact the Horticultural Secretary on 866555 or email rachelle@royaljersey.co.uk.    


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