Best Garden 2012

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The contest for Inverurie’s Best Garden is officially on, and so is the quest to find the town’s florally attractive best business premises and the best non-commercial premises.

The closing date for the competition is Friday, August 3 and judging will take place during the following week.

The competition is organised by Inverurie Environmental Improvement Group (IEIG), the local charity responsible for the display of flower boxes and baskets throughout Inverurie Town Centre.

The Inverurie Best Garden Award 2012 has three domestic categories, two for gardens and one for plant containers, one category for business premises and a category for non-commercial premises.

The winners in each category are then considered for the top overall Best Garden in Inverurie Award sponsored by The Rotary Club of Inverurie.

“The competition is for gardens which can be seen from the road or other publicly accessible places,” explained IEIG chairman, Ranald Allan.

“The category for non-commercial premises opens the door to bowling clubs, care homes, hospitals, social clubs and others. The judge will be looking for good use of colour and form in the garden as well as imaginative design, a long season of interest and environmental sensitivity”, he added.

“The aim of the Best Garden Award competition is to draw attention to the contribution that Inverurie’s many keen gardeners make to the visual quality of the town and to encourage others to do the same.”

The five categories in the competition are: 1. Small Front Garden including containers (total area of garden not to exceed 20m2); 2. Large Front Garden including containers (total area must exceed 20m2); 3. Best individual hanging basket or container; 4. Business premises; 5. Non-commercial premises; 6. Best Garden – the top award open to the finalists in all other categories.

Gardens can be entered by the owners or they can be nominated by others. Entry forms are now available from Inverurie Garden Centre, Watsons, Inverurie Library and GPH Builders Merchants.

The winners will be announced at Inverurie Flower Show in the Town Hall on Saturday, September 1.