Annual Gardening Competition

June 19, 2019

Entries open

Link Housing is excited to tell you that entries for our annual tenants’ Gardening Competition are open.

We ask teams and individuals of all ages and abilities to show off their gardening skills and enter their best green spaces across five categories.

The overall winner will receive a $200 gift card. Each category winner will receive a $100 gift card. Download the entry form here.

There are five categories:

  • Best herb and vegetable garden
  • Best courtyard/balcony garden
  • Best communal/community or shared garden
  • Best kids’ garden
  • Best general garden

Is my garden too small to enter?

We welcome gardens of any size or location, from shared landscaped gardens to smaller potted gardens on balconies, in courtyards or along the side fence of a property.

Remember, gardening does not have to cost the earth; seeds or tube stock (young plants) are cheap, and you could even ask friends or family to give you cuttings from their gardens.

Important dates

The last day for entries is Thursday, 10 October. We will judge gardens in October and tell you who won at our end of year party.

We hope you start planting as soon as possible, so your garden will look its best when the spring season comes. If your garden is already looking good, keep it tidy or plant something new.

How to enter

The competition entry form is available online, from Link Housing offices, or via the Community Link newsletter. Ask Link Housing for help if you have any queries about completing the form. Contact us by telephone 9412 5111 or email

Return entry forms via the reply-paid envelope which came with Community Link; post to PO Box 5124, Chatswood West 2067, or email

Would you like to start a garden?

If you would still love to start a garden but not enter the competition, Link Housing supports tenants to create gardens in their community.

We work with residents and our partners, the Royal Botanic Gardens Community Greening Team and Vegepod, to create gardens at properties for residents to enjoy and maintain. Community gardens – whether you grow edibles, flowers, or both – provide a great space for tenants to relax and meet up.

Find out if your neighbours are keen to start gardening and if so, please visit our website or contact us for further details by telephone 9412 5111 or email