Gardeners urged to enter Falkirk Council competition

160811 Heather ramsay and award winning garden at boness
160811 Heather ramsay and award winning garden at boness
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A rallying call has gone out for Falkirk gardeners to show off their horticultural handiwork

Despite the poor summer weather and heavy rain, Falkirk Council is hoping to see green-fingered enthusiasts across the district take part in its annual

garden competition.

The closing date for entries is Monday, July 30, and the competition is open to everyone, with prizes to reward effort and excellence in five geographical areas and seven categories.

Provost Pat Reid said: “This is an ideal opportunity for the people of Falkirk district to show off their gardening skills and highlight how fantastic the area looks.

“You may have a floral display or just home grown vegetables, it doesn’t matter how big or small your garden is, so why not have a go and send in your entry form.”

Preliminary judging will be carried out in early August with a short list of entries being drawn up before the final judging which takes place on Monday, August 6.

There are prizes for Private House Garden, Council House Garden, Senior Citizen, Newcomer, Church Garden, Small Garden and Wildlife Garden with additional awards for overall winners.

All categories are judged on their general appearance and layout, use of plant material within the garden, standard of cultivation and maintenance.

Entry forms are available from libraries, Steeple information centre or by contacting operational services reception staff on (01324) 590474.