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Garden Competition

This annual event is organised by Radley Parish Council and takes place on a Saturday in late June or early July. See the Calendar for the date.

Gardens are judged as seen from the road or frontal footpath. Prizes are awarded for Best Tubs and/or Hanging Baskets (Parish Council Trophy); the Most Colourful Flower Garden (Tuckwell Trophy) and the Best Garden (Attia Trophy), with additional prizes for runners up in each category. All other short-listed finalists receive a Highly Commended award, with those other gardens judged worthy receiving a Commended award.

Gardens are judged under the following headings:

Best gardens
  • Overall design and layout
  • Quality and placing of plants
  • Cultivation and maintenance
  • Year-round interest
  • General impression
Tubs and/or hanging baskets
  • Quality of plants
  • Variety and interest
  • General impression
Most colourful flower garden
  • Overall design and layout
  • Quality and placing of plants
  • Variety and interest
  • General impression

Memories of past competitions

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