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About the competition

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW has a long and rich horticultural history. Since 1929, Flower and Garden competitions have featured at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Between 1972 and 1979, The Sydney Garden Awards were administered by the City of Sydney, with the assistance of The Royal Horticultural Society of NSW. Forty years later, Dr. Christian's vision will again be realised by inviting entries from beautiful Sydney gardens.

This unique competition honours the bequest of Lt. Col. Charles Ronald Christian, a British army surgeon who visited Australia in 1933. Dr. Christian bequeathed equal shares of his estate to the cities of Sydney and Perth for the purpose of awarding annual prizes to beautiful gardens in front of or around private homes. He expressly detailed that such gardens must be viewable to the general public from the road or footpath.

The 2021 Sydney Spring Garden Competition will continue the tradition of fostering excellence in horticulture.

 

How to enter

1. Download the Competition Schedule from the Key dates & Schedule page which contains competition information, regulations, criteria and detailed instructions.
2. Take your best photographs of your garden based on the criteria outlined in the Competition Schedule. Photographs must not be altered and/or Photoshopped.
3. Download and complete the entry form, available when entries open in August, and email it to us, along with two high resolution colour digital image photos by 5pm 13 October 2021.

 

Eligible Postcodes

Entry is open to suburban gardens across Sydney that are 32km radius from Parramatta City GPO. The eligible list of postcodes within this determined radius can be found below.

2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039, 2040, 2041, 2042, 2043,2044, 2045, 2046,2047, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2055, 2060, 2061, 2062, 2063, 2064, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068, 2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073, 2074, 2075, 2076, 2077, 2079, 2080, 2081, 2082, 2084, 2085, 2086, 2087, 2088, 2089, 2090, 2092, 2093, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2097, 2099, 2100, 2101, 2102, 2103, 2104, 2105, 2106, 2108, 2110, 2111, 2112, 2113, 2114, 2115, 2116, 2117, 2118, 2119, 2120, 2121, 2122, 2125, 2126, 2127, 2128, 2130, 2131, 2132, 2133, 2134, 2135, 2136, 2137, 2138, 2140, 2141, 2142, 2143, 2144, 2145, 2146, 2147, 2148, 2150, 2151,2152, 2153, 2154, 2155, 2156, 2157, 2158, 2159, 2160, 2161, 2162, 2163, 2164, 2165, 2166, 2167, 2168, 2170, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2175, 2176, 2177, 2178, 2179, 2190, 2191, 2192, 2193, 2194, 2195, 2196, 2197, 2198, 2199, 2200, 2203,2204, 2205, 2206, 2207, 2208, 2209, 2210, 2211, 2212, 2213, 2214, 2216, 2217,2218, 2219, 2220, 2221, 2222, 2223, 2224, 2225, 2226, 2227, 2228, 2229, 2230, 2231, 2232, 2233, 2234, 2555, 2556, 2557, 2558, 2564, 2565, 2566, 2745, 2747,2748, 2749, 2750, 2753, 2756, 2759, 2760, 2761, 2762, 2763, 2765, 2766, 2767, 2768, 2770

 

Entries for the 2021 Sydney Spring Garden Competition have now closed.  Finalists will be announced on 18 October 2021.