Garden Awards

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The Town of Cambridge Garden Awards are held annually to recognise well-designed, maintained and aesthetically pleasing gardens. 

This year the Town is focusing on verge gardens.

The Town encourages sustainable and water wise verges which are clean, neat and contribute to the greening of Town streetscapes.  

Cambridge Sustainable Verge Garden Awards 2020 

The Verge Garden Awards are to recognise residents who upgrade and maintain their verges with waterwise landscaping.

Verges can be designed to have either a local native species which will provide food and habitat for local native animals while increasing local plant diversity.

Or they can be designed to use low water demand plants which increase the streetscape appeal of the local area.

Award Categories

There are two award categories: 

  • Best Sustainable Verge Presentation
  • Best Sustainable Verge Transformation

Prizes will be awarded in both award categories, for first, second and third place.  

1st prize: $500

2nd prize: $300

3rd prize: $200


Judging by two officers is expected to take place in late July- early August 2020.


Residents are encouraged to either self-nominate or nominate another property within the Town.

Nominations include a 25 words or less submission and photograph of the nominated verge garden. 

Award winners will be notified by the Town in September 2020 and awards will be presented by the Mayor in September when gardens are in full bloom for spring. 

Nominations closed 1 July 2020.