Best Kept Garden Competition 2018

From glorious gardens to blooming balconies, the competition is open again to find bpha’s best gardens of 2018.

2018 will see the fourth year of the bpha Best Kept Garden Competition where bpha residents are nominated for making the most of their outside space.

The prizes

Prizes of high street vouchers will be awarded to the winner of each category.

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


Please select one of the following categories when nominating:

  • Best General Garden  – this could be a yard, flower, tubs or a vegetable garden
  • Best Communal Garden – maybe you tend a shared garden
  • Best Community Garden – loved by the people for the community


Judges will consider a number of elements when visiting a nominated garden, 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

We’ve made it easier than ever to nominate a garden:

  • Submit the online form with images
  • Email us with details of the garden and images
  • Download the form and email it to with images
  • Call us to request a paper form

Don’t forget to send us photos!

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

See our gallery of some of last year’s winners

You can also check out last year’s winners in a previous issue of Talk, our customer magazine.

Competition deadline

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 29 June 2018. Winners and Nominees will be notified by 4 August 2018.

Best Kept Garden Competition Entry Form

Where prompted to “choose file” please ensure you attach at least one photograph otherwise your form will not be submitted.

General GardenCommunal GardenCommunity Garden

Download a nomination form

If you prefer you can download a nomination form and complete it by hand and post it to Kim Burrow, Community Development Officer, bpha, Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, Bedford, MK41 7BJ.

Or you can scan the form and email it with photos to