Christchurch celebrates its 32nd year of Community Pride Garden Awards in 2022.
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.
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 15 January and 6 February 2022.
Volunteer judges from the Christchurch Beautifying Association will select gardens for Community Pride Garden Awards in participating Community Board areas. Judges put a notification card in the letterbox of award-winners at the time of judging.
Judging for Christchurch Street & Garden Awards takes place at the same time.
Certificates will be presented to award-winners in March or April at ceremonies, subject to COVID-19 guidelines, hosted by Waimaero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood, Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton, Waikura Linwood-Central-Heathcote and Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere Community Boards.
Alternatively certificates can be posted to award winners.
There will be no ceremonies in Waitai Coastal-Burwood or Waipapa Papanui-Innes Community Boards. Certificates will be posted to award winners.
Community Boards awarded 682 certificates for outstanding gardens in 2021.