Christchurch celebrates its 31st year of Community Pride Garden Awards in 2021.

The awards are a Council initiative started in 1991, which 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.

Participating Community Boards

The following Community Boards are participating in Community Pride Garden Awards in 2021:

  • Waimaero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood
  • Waipuna/Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton
  • Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote
  • Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere

There is no application 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 impact of the garden on the street.

There is no competition and all gardens meeting the standard are awarded a certificate.

Between 16 January and 7 February 2021
Volunteer judges from the Christchurch Beautifying Association will select gardens for Community Pride Garden Awards in participating Community Board areas. Judges put a notification card in the letterbox of award-winners at the time of judging.

Judging for Christchurch Street & Garden Awards takes place at the same time.

Certificates are presented to award-winners in March or April at ceremonies hosted by participating Community Boards. Alternatively, certificates can be posted.

Community Boards awarded over 700 certificates for outstanding gardens in 2020.

Congratulations to all the 2020 Community Pride Garden Award winners, and thank you to those who supplied photos of
their gardens:

We will add more award winners to this page as they are announced.

Contact the Council for more information.