Is your front garden the NICEst in Chelmsford?

February 10, 2017


Chelmsford's Front Garden Competition is back, and this year it includes more types of garden than ever before!


The competition has been growing in popularity since it was first run three years ago. Now, the City Council are opening it up to gardens of all types and sizes, with prizes in three categories:

  • Best Kept Front Garden

  • Best Planter or Hanging Basket

  • Most Sustainable Front Garden

If you're proud of your delightful daffodils, colourful crocuses or blooming borders, then enter for the chance to win gardening goodies from Abercorn Plant & Garden Centre!

Entry is free: all you need to do is submit up to four photos of your garden or planter, online or by post, and tell judges about its best features.

Councillor Janette Potter, Cabinet Member, said, "A beautiful front garden makes the street a more pleasant environment for everyone. Our NICE programme is all about encouraging pride in our local neighbourhoods, and the Front Garden Competition is one way that the Council is looking to thank those who go the extra mile to make their street a nicer place to be. Please enter and encourage your neighbours to do the same."

Entries must reach us by Friday 26 May. Finalists will be invited to a presentation evening in July, where the winners of the First, Second and Third Place prizes will be announced.

For more information, please call the Council's Neighbourhood Improvement & Community Engagement (NICE) Team on 01245 615800 or visit

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