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Residential Contest
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
 
Q. What separates a winning garden from a non-winning garden?
Answer

That's a difficult question to answer as there are many factors that contribute to making a garden a winner. Judges tend to favour more complex gardens with a mix of evergreens, shrubs, perennials and annuals, but there are always exceptions to every rule. Above all, judges look for gardens that are unique in some way - those that stand out from the rest.

Some potentially winning gardens lose points for very basic reasons, such as:

  • use of artificial plant materials in the garden or in planters
  • lack of maintenance such as uncut grass, no weeding and deadheading, poor pruning techniques, clutter or garbage left in the garden.

Remember, your garden is being judged over a period of a month, so it's important to keep it in good shape. The Dos and Don'ts information has been designed to help you - make good use of it.

Related FAQ's
FAQ's
Q. Can I nominate someone else's garden?
Q. How do I know which class to enter? My lot is large, but my garden is only a small area.
Q. When I fill out the entry form, can I just leave blank the sections that don't apply to me?
Q. What qualifies as a townhouse?
Q. Why do we have to put a sign in the garden?
Q. Why canít I include artificial plant materials in my garden?
Q. What is the purpose of a category for Alternative Gardens/Ecogardens?
Q. Why is the Alternative Gardens class changing its name to Ecogardens?
Q. What separates a winning garden from a non-winning garden?
Q. Does my garden need to be perfect to win?
Q. Why has the judging period been shortened?
Q. Can I get a list of all the people who entered their gardens?
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