Garden Competition


These are a few background notes regarding the garden competition.

  • The Garden Competition is part of the annual Turnditch & Windley Show. There is a Show Committee who organise this community event.
  • Independent Judges
  • The Garden Competition is judged in July
  • Winners/entrants are notified of their own result soon after judging, with the schedule of winners being announced at the T&W Show (first Saturday of September)
  • 2 sections – Small and Large gardens.  (No formal definition, determined by the independent judges, depending on the gardens entered that year)
  • Awards consist of:
    • Large Gardens
      • 1st winner: The Parish Council Perpetual Challenge Cup- returned at the end of the year
      • Rosettes for those placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
    • Small Gardens
      • The Scholes Perpetual Challenge Shield – returned at the end of the year
      • Rosettes for those placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

(There are no cash prizes)

  • All gardens around the area of Ashbourne Road (Turnditch/Cowers Lane stretch) and Windley Lane (between A517 Ashbourne Road to B5023 Wirksworth Road) are eligible to enter, except the current 1st prize winners in each section.

This is a community event to be enjoyed by all.  Cottage, courtyard, landscape, formal, big, small, productive, wildlife-friendly, family-friendly, eclectic, organic, specialist – bog/ dry/ tree/ shade, mature, under development…whatever your garden style, whatever the size… all types wanted and welcome

If you are interested in entering the garden competition for the next show, then please use the form below. There is a limited number of entrants allowed, so you will not be guaranteed an entry.