Gardens can be many things – places of solitude, where we source our foods, or even somewhere where we connect with others to create something unique.
If you are a renter living in public or community housing, why not enter your gardening efforts in this year's Victoria in Bloom competition?
This popular annual event celebrates the work of keen gardeners who make and keep outdoor spaces vibrant and a joy for residents.
Who can enter?
All renters can enter, and it doesn't matter the size or type of garden.
Age is no barrier too. The Best Young Gardener category can open doors for anyone under 25 who enjoys gardening.
From containers and balconies, to back yards and community gardens, there are nine awards and gardens can be entered in up to two categories:
- Best Balcony or Container Garden
- Best Small Enclosed Garden
- Best Young Gardener (under 25)
- Best Household Garden
- Best Sustainable Garden
- Best Community or Common Area Garden
- Best Edible Garden
- Best Creative Garden
- Best First Year Entered Garden.
Gardens are judged in two rounds – by division then statewide. Finalists from the first round will go on to be finalists in their category for the statewide competition.