Street and Garden Awards were set up over 60 years ago to encourage civic pride and acknowledge those who have contributed to maintaining the image of Christchurch as the Garden City by beautifying their streets and gardens.

Street plaque These awards are administered by the Christchurch Beautifying Association with the support of Christchurch City Council.

Participating Community Boards

Gardens in all Community Board areas in Christchurch will be considered for Street and Garden Awards in 2019:

  • Coastal-Burwood 
  • Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood
  • Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton
  • Linwood-Central-Heathcote
  • Papanui-Innes
  • Spreydon-Cashmere

For further information

Please contact awards coordinator, Ron Andrew, phone (03) 332 8128, or visit link) 

Application process

There is no application required.

Award categories

Premier Street Awards:

  • Premier Long Street (60 properties or more)
  • Premier Short Street (up to 59 properties)
  • Premier Cul de Sac.

Other award categories are:

  • Most Attractive Garden, selected from the premier streets
  • Best Street Frontage Planting
  • Best All-Year-Round Garden
  • Living Fences
  • Environmental Awards for churches, service stations, schools, factories, and commercial properties
  • City 'Gateway' Awards for the most attractive gardens (residential and commercial) in:
    • Memorial Avenue
    • Main South Road
    • Main North Road
    • Yaldhurst Road
    • Ferry Road.

Selection criteria

Judges select award-winners by viewing all gardens citywide that are visible from the street. Judges take into account community effort (50 per cent), general appearance (30 per cent) and contributing gardens (20 per cent).

Judging dates

Preliminary judging: 19 January to 10 February 2019, the same time as for Community Pride Garden Awards.

Final judging: 11 to 19 February 2019.

Volunteer judges from the Christchurch Beautifying Association will visit 4,000 streets throughout Christchurch to select award-winning gardens citywide.

Notifying award winners

March 2019: Category winners of Street and Garden Awards will listed in the Star newspaper.

Award presentation

Awards will be presented at a ceremony hosted by the Christchurch Beautifying Association on 2 April 2019. 

Winning streets will receive a plaque to be hung prominently in the street, and each gardener in the street will be presented with a certificate.


19 January to 10 February: Judges select streets citywide for nomination for Street and Garden Awards.

11 to 19 February: Final judging for Street and Garden Awards.

March: Category winners of Street and Garden Awards will listed in the Star newspaper.

2 April: Street and Garden Award presentation hosted by Christchurch Beautifying Association.