- Residential house
- Residential unit
- School or early learning centre
- Community or business
- Best first-time entrant's garden
- Best tomatoes
- Best sustainability feature/s
- Best organic garden
- Best yield
The Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards programme is a partnership between the Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board and the Canterbury Horticultural Society.
Entries close 20 January 2020
The awards recognise and support individuals, groups, schools, communities and businesses that grow their own food. Locals are encouraged to establish a garden by themselves or with others.
Garden assessments will be undertaken by members of the Canterbury Horticultural Society.
It would be appreciated if entrants could take high-resolution photos of their garden from planting through to harvesting for inclusion in the photo presentation at the award ceremony.
For more information about the 2020 Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards contact:
Phone: 03 941 5113
For advice on setting up and growing your edible garden see:
Visit an edible garden in your local community:
The Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board is delighted to partner with the Canterbury Horticultural Society in the Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards scheme in 2020 for our local residents, schools, families and community groups to acknowledge their efforts to produce food on their properties and in their gardens.
This is an opportunity to recognise all types of food gardens great and small. We are particularly interested in highlighting sustainability, as the Board is committed to ensuring the bounty of ecodiversity and well-being that flows from caring for our environment.
So, whether the vegetable patch, orchard, or rain garden in your yard or your neighbour’s, is new or long-established, do put in a nomination and join in with young and old gardeners across the neighbourhoods celebrating local food gardens.
Waihoro/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board
Canterbury Horticultural Society is pleased to join with the Waihora/Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board for the third year running in holding Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards. We know that many of you have 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 in 2020 and visiting the wonderful edible gardens in Waihora/Spreydon-Cashmere.
President, Canterbury Horticultural Society