Gardens and Allotments Competition

The fun and exciting Littlehampton Gardens & Allotments Competition is your chance to have your hard work or that of a friend, relative or neighbour recognised.

Virtually all types of gardens and allotments are covered in the 9 available categories. So there’s something for everyone!

Entering is easy and better still its free, in fact winners and runners up receive a variety of prizes including gardening vouchers to spend at Ferring Nurseries worth up to £30, just a helping hand towards next year’s plants.

Nominations from family and friends are particularly welcome as we know that some green fingered people may shy away from entering the competition.


Littlehampton Parish Residents, Littlehampton Businesses and Littlehampton Schools are all eligible to enter the competition. The competition for 2018 has closed. The 2019 competition will launch in early April.

The competition for 2018 has closed. The 2019 competition will launch in early April.

Forms are available to pick up from the Town Council offices, Church Street, Littlehampton or from competition partners, Ferring Nurseries. Entries must be submitted in an envelope addressed to the Town Clerk, Manor House, Church Street, Littlehampton, BN17 5EW. For more details please call 01903 732063.

Winners who won first place for three consecutive years must have a break for one year before entering again.

Judging will takes place in July by a panel consisting of skilled gardeners including members of the Littlehampton Allotments & Leisure Gardens Association and the Town Mayor.

Gardens will be scored against the Royal Horticultural Society’s formula:

Health, vigour and suitability of plants

100 points

Suitability of design to its site and usage

75 points

Maintenance of paths, structures, working areas lawns and grassed areas

50 points

Cultivation and freedom from perennial weeds

50 points

Harmonious blend of colours, shapes & textures

75 points


There are 3 allotment categories;

Best Allotment, Best New Allotment and Best Crop.

All allotment holders are automatically entered into the competition, Best Crop is selected during judging.

Click here for more information about allotments including how to rent a plot.

Schools must create an attractive floral display utilising the bedding plants donated by Ferring Nurseries. Displays will be scored, in the addition to the above, on the involvement of pupils in sowing and growing plants, their understanding of environmental issues i.e. water conservation and composting and how the whole School benefits.

The decision of the Judges in this competition shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.