North Sydney Council Garden Competition 2024


Calling all green thumbs and garden enthusiasts - we can't wait to see what you've grown!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our annual North Sydney Garden Competition for 2024.

This beloved tradition is a fantastic opportunity for residents to showcase their gardening skills, celebrate the beauty of our community, and inspire others with their creativity and dedication to cultivating stunning indoor and outdoor green spaces.

Entry is free and will close 30 August 2024.

Gardens will be professionally judged and photographed between 16 to 27 September 2024.

Winners will be announced at the Garden Competition Awards Ceremony planned for late October 2024, with prizes including gardening tools, vouchers, and more.

Enter the Garden Competition

When you enter online, you'll be asked:

  • to nominate a time for a judge to visit your garden (1 visit per garden)
  • which categories (listed below) you are entering your garden in
  • to provide a brief description of your garden

Entry is free and open to all residents, businesses or groups in the North Sydney local government area. You are welcome to enter more than one category (for the same visit) and, at the judge’s discretion, your garden may automatically be judged in categories other than the one entered.


Garden Competition categories:

For small spaces with their garden potential maximised through the use of pots, planter boxes, or walled gardens which may include pots, planter boxes and ornaments. These are areas where gardeners are challenged by limited space and lots of hard surfaces.

Indoor Garden 
From a small collection of pots in the corner to a full-scale atrium, get creative with your indoor plants and show the judge your most spectacular room.

Most Beautiful Garden
From small to large scale gardens, with native habitats or structured formal gardens, we want to see who has the most beautiful garden in North Sydney.

Children’s Garden 
This is for gardens created or cared for by a child or group of children. Think childcare centres, schools or just a family backyard with a gardening space dedicated to the kids.

Native Habitat Garden 
Have you been demonstrating environmental awareness and creating wildlife habitats with lots of native plants and other habitat features such as hollows, frog ponds and dense undergrowth? This category is for you.

Edible Garden – Private 
For any garden that focuses on producing food. From small balconies with potted herbs to full-size vegetable plots and orchards, show the judge what your household is producing.

Edible Garden – Community 
Do you have members of the community working together to produce food for sharing? It doesn't matter is it's on public or privately owned land, we want to see you demonstrate group effort and reward.

Lex and Ruby Graham Prize – Individual 
For an individual that is maintaining or beautifying public land.

Lex and Ruby Graham Prize – Group 
For public areas that are being maintained or beautified by groups of residents.


For further information, contact Council’s Events Team on 9936 8100 or

Published: 26 June 2024