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Main Awards

  • 19th March - 3pm
    Launch event and entries open
  • 28th June
    Entries close
  • 8th July
    Judging begins
  • 16th August
    Judging complete
  • 24th September - 7pm
    Main Awards Ceremony

School Awards

  • 19th March - 3pm
    Launch event and entries open
  • 17th May
    Entries close
  • 3rd June
    Judging begins
  • 14th June
    Judging complete
  • 18th July - 2pm
    School Awards Ceremony

how do i enter?

The easiest way to enter the competition is online via the link below, however, you can also enter via our printed form.

You can pick up an entry form from Customer Services, fill it in and return to us via post to: 
Marketing Department,
Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, 
Maidstone Road,
DA14 5BQ

Entry Form

how will i be judged?

We have appointed independent professional horticultural judging criteria and give everyone an appropriate certificate (Gold, Silver Gilt, Silver, Bronze and Merit), it is a points based system so there can be multiple certificates per category with the winners defined by their points earned.

Certificates and prizes will be presented at a special Gardening Awards Ceremony on 24th September 2019 at Ruxley Manor. (School Awards afternoon is 18th July 2019).

can i enter if i'm not in the borough of bexley?

You don't need to be a resident in the borough of Bexley to enter, as long as you live within 15 miles of Ruxley Manor Garden Centre.