- Residential house
- Residential unit
- School or early childhood centre
- Community or business
- Best first-time garden
- Best tomatoes
- Best sustainability feature/s
- Best organic garden
- Best yield
The Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards programme is a partnership between the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board and the Canterbury Horticultural Society.
The awards recognise and support individuals, groups, schools, communities and businesses that grow their own food. Locals are encouraged to establish a garden by themselves or with others.
Garden assessments will be undertaken by members of the Canterbury Horticultural Society.
It would be appreciated if entrants could take high-resolution photos of their garden from planting through to harvesting for inclusion in the photo presentation at the award ceremony.
For more information about the 2020 Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards contact:
Phone: 03 941 5302
For advice on setting up and growing your edible garden see:
Visit an edible garden in your local community:
After the success of our first year, the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board is delighted to again partner with the Canterbury Horticultural Society in the Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards in 2020.
This is an opportunity to recognise all types of food gardens great and small, new and established. We encourage innovative use of space, resources, and sustainable practices, and hope that these awards inspire people to start a new project and learn something along the way.
This event is a wonderful way to acknowledge and celebrate those local residents, schools and communities who are passionate about their gardens and their bountiful harvests.
Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board
Canterbury Horticultural Society is pleased to join with the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board for the second year running in holding its Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards. We know that many of you enjoyed taking part and sharing your knowledge with other like-minded gardeners. The pleasure and health benefits of creating your own garden to produce fresh, healthy food for the family and friends is so rewarding.
We look forward to meeting you again in 2020 and visiting the wonderful edible gardens in Linwood-Central-Heathcote.
President, Canterbury Horticultural Society