Christchurch celebrates its 30th year of Community Pride Garden Awards in 2020.

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 2020:

  • Coastal-Burwood
  • Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood
  • Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton
  • Linwood-Central-Heathcote
  • Papanui-Innes
  • 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 18 January and 9 February 2020
Volunteer judges from the Christchurch Beautifying Association will select gardens for Community Pride Garden Awards in participating Community Board areas.

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

March to April 2020
Certificates are presented at award ceremonies hosted by participating Community Boards.

Judges put a notification card in the letterbox of award winners at the time of judging.

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

Community Boards awarded over 725 certificates for outstanding gardens in 2019.

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 Community Board winners to this page as they are announced.

For further information

Please contact the Council.