Christchurch celebrates its 33rd year of the Community Pride Garden Awards in 2023.
The awards are a Council initiative started in 1991, and have been a joint venture between the Community Boards and the Christchurch Beautifying Association since 1997.
The awards 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.
No application is required
Judges select award-winners by viewing all gardens that are visible from the street in participating Community Board areas – gardens can be residential or commercial.
Judges take into account effort, overall tidiness, and the impact of the garden on the street.
All gardens meeting the standard are awarded a certificate.
Judging will be carried out from mid-January to early February with volunteer judges from the Christchurch Beautifying Association.
Judges put a notification card in the letterbox of award winners at the time of judging. Certificates will either be presented to award-winners in March or April at ceremonies or posted out to award winners.
Community Boards awarded 682 certificates for outstanding gardens in 2022.