Inverurie Environmental Improvement Group (IEI) is pleased to announce that entries are now being taken for this year’s Inverurie Garden Competition.
Now in its eleventh year the Inverurie Garden Competition showcases the horticultural talents of Inverurie gardeners and what they can achieve in their own gardens.
John Glover, Chairman of IEI said, “The benefits are two-fold: those who take an active part in gardening are rewarded with a sense of wellbeing; and the community benefits with an enhanced environment. Gardening is a relaxing hobby that can be enjoyed by people of any age group.
The aim of the Inverurie Garden Competition is to draw attention to the contribution that Inverurie gardeners make to the visual quality of the town and to encourage others to do the same”.
The categories include large front garden, small front garden, low-maintenance garden, individual hanging basket or container, fruit and vegetable garden, commercial premises garden, non-commercial premises garden and sheltered housing complex garden.
The winners in each category will be considered for the top award of Inverurie’s Best Garden.
You may enter the competition yourself or nominate others with their permission. Closing date for entries is Friday, July 17.
Winners will be announced in the local press.
A new category for the residents of Sheltered Housing complexes has been created this year after a record number of entries last year.
John Glover said: “It was evident at the presentation of the awards last year that there was great enthusiasm from residents of sheltered housing to participate in the gardening competition. The residents all share in the experience of planting and maintaining their gardens which contributes to their wellbeing.
“The sheltered housing sector now merits its own category of award which should encourage more to enter this year.”
The competition is kindly supported by Inverurie & District Horticultural Society, Craigdon, Kintore Trophy Centre, The Rotary Club of Inverurie and the Inverurie Business Association.