Linwood-Central-Heathcote Edible Garden Awards 2019

The Linwood-Central-Heathcote Edible Garden Awards is a partnership with the Canterbury Horticultural Society aimed at acknowledging and supporting individuals, schools and communities who are actively involved in the growing of their own food.

Selection of garden vegtables and fruit

Entries for the 2019 awards have now closed.

Categories and special awards


  • Residential house
  • Residential unit
  • School/early childhood centre
  • Community garden

Special awards

  • Best first-time entrant
  • Best sustainability features
  • Best organic garden
  • Best yield
  • Best tomatoes

Conditions of entry

  1. Entry is free and open to individuals, groups, organisations, and schools within the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area only.
  2. All entrants allow the organisers to publish their name and photograph in print and electronic media, including flyers and promotional material.
  3. Entrants grant the panel permission to enter their property for assessment at a mutually convenient time. Gardeners are encouraged to be present to talk with the panel.
  4. Garden visits by the assessment panel take place from 3 to 14 February 2020. Nominees will be advised of the date.
  5. The panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Entrants are invited to attend an award ceremony to be held in 2020.

More information

For more information about the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Edible Garden Awards 2020 contact:

Support Officer – Community Governance Team
Linwood Offices 
PO Box 73052
Christchurch 8154
Phone: 03 941 5302

Setting up and growing your edible garden

Recognising edible gardens in Linwood-Central-Heathcote

After the success of our first year, the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board is delighted to again partner with the Canterbury Horticultural Society on the Edible Garden Awards in 2020. 

This is an opportunity to recognise all types of food gardens great and small, new and established. We encourage innovative use of space, resources, and sustainable practices, and hope that these awards inspire people to start a new project and learn something along the way.

This event is a wonderful way to acknowledge and celebrate those local residents, schools and communities who are passionate about their gardens and their bountiful harvests.

Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

Canterbury Horticultural Society is pleased to join with the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board for the second year running in holding your Edible Garden Awards. We know that many of you enjoyed taking part and sharing your knowledge with other like-minded gardeners. The pleasure and health benefits of creating your own garden to produce fresh, healthy food for the family and friends is so rewarding.

We look forward to meeting you again this year and visiting the wonderful edible gardens in Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote.

Ray King
President, Canterbury Horticultural Society


This award is sponsored by Mitre 10 Mega Ferrymead.


Check if the garden is in the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area

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