The competition to find bpha’s best gardens of 2020 is now open.

2020 marks the sixth year of the bpha Best Kept Garden Competition, where bpha residents are encouraged to share how they’ve made the most of their outside space.

If you have a friend or neighbour who is a bpha resident and has beautiful garden you can nominate them, or even yourself.

The prizes

The person or group crowned winner of the 2020 Best Kept Garden Competition will earn themselves a £100 high street voucher for their efforts. A prize well worth winning! Additional prices will be awarded for the Judges Choices Awards.

The winners are picked by a panel of judges, after being marked on a number of criteria.


Judges will consider a number of elements when looking at your 3 photos entered, such as:

  • Use of colour
  • Paths, beds, borders and lawns
  • Healthy plants
  • Interesting features including decorative objects, water conservation or wildlife habitat

How to nominate a garden

This year we’ve made it easier than ever to nominate a garden. Please use one of the following options:

  • Submit the online form, remembering to upload three photographs
  • Email us with details of the garden, remembering to attach three photographs
  • Download the form and email it to , remembering to attach three photographs
  • Call us to request a paper form

Don’t forget to send us photos!

Remember first impressions count so please send us three photos that show the garden in its best light. We are sorry but paper photos are non-returnable.

See our gallery of our previous winners

Competition deadline

Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 19 August 2020. Winners and Nominees will be notified by Friday 4 September 2020.

  • The competition is open to bpha residents only
  • Balconies are excluded from the 2020 Best Kept Garden competition. Any balcony entry will not be valid.*
  • Due to the current restrictions judging will be undertaken by viewing the three photographs sent with the entry
  • No more than three photographs to be received for each garden entry
  • Paper version photos that we receive are non-returnable
  • Entries must be received by the competition closing date of Wednesday 19 August 2020
  • Winners are picked by a panel of judges, after being marked on a number of criteria
  • Entries will be shortlisted by selected bpha staff, based on photographs with shortlisted entries being put forward for Residents to vote via social media channels
  • Names and address’ of entrants will not be divulged to the selected bpha staff nor on any social media outlets for residents’ votes
  • Judging will take place between 20 and 27 August 2020
  • Judges will not be able to discuss individual entries and the judges’ decision is final
  • Winners will be notified by phone or letter in August and September
  • A list of winners will be published on our website and photographs of your garden and the Awards may be used for marketing purposes
  • The winner will receive a £100 Love2shop voucher which cannot be exchanged for another prize

Important information

* bpha and the Fire and Rescue Service recommend that you keep your balcony clear of any clutter for your safety and that of your family and neighbours. On that advice we do not feel it appropriate to include a balcony entry in the 2020 Best Kept Gardens competition.

Fires which occur on a balcony are rare, but there is an increased risk to your property should one occur, as they are elevated they are more susceptible to wind direction and wind speed.

There is some advice we always recommend you follow:

  • Do not use BBQ’s on your balcony
  • Take additional care of your smoking materials if you smoke on your balcony
  • Keep your balcony clear of flammable materials and clutter

Entry form

Where prompted to “Browse” please ensure you attach one of your three photos individually otherwise your form will not be submitted.