Street & Garden Awards were set up over 60 years ago to encourage civic pride and acknowledge those who have contributed to maintaining the image of Christchurch as the Garden City by beautifying their streets and gardens.

The awards are administered by the Christchurch Beautifying Association with the support of Christchurch City Council.

Street plaque

Participating Community Boards

Gardens in all Community Board areas in Christchurch will be considered for Street & Garden Awards in 2017:

  • Coastal-Burwood
  • Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood
  • Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton
  • Linwood-Central-Heathcote
  • Papanui-Innes
  • Spreydon-Cashmere.

Application process

There is no application required.

Award categories

Premier Street Awards:

  • Premier Long Street (60 properties or more)
  • Premier Short Street (up to 59 properties)
  • Premier Cul de Sac.

Other award categories are:

  • Most Attractive Garden, selected from the premier streets
  • Best Street Frontage Planting
  • Best All-Year-Round Garden
  • Living Fences
  • Environmental Awards for churches, service stations, schools, factories, and commercial properties
  • City 'Gateway' Awards for the most attractive gardens (residential and commercial) in:
    • Memorial Avenue
    • Main South Road
    • Main North Road
    • Yaldhurst Road
    • Ferry Road.

Selection criteria

Judges select award-winners by viewing all gardens city-wide that are visible from the street. Judges take into account community effort (50%), general appearance (30%) and contributing gardens (20%).

Judging dates

Preliminary judging: 15 - 29 January 2017 (the same time as for Community Pride Garden Awards).

Final judging: 2 - 10 February 2017.

Volunteer judges from the Christchurch Beautifying Association will visit 4,000 streets throughout Christchurch to select award-winning gardens city-wide.

Notifying award-winners

2 February: Feature in The Star will list streets nominated for Street & Garden Awards.

14 February: Feature in The Star will list category winners of Street & Garden Awards.

Award presentation

Awards will be presented at a ceremony hosted by the Christchurch Beautifying Association on 28 March 2017. Winning streets will receive a plaque to be hung prominently in the street, and each gardener in the street will be presented with a certificate.

Timeline

15 - 29 January: Judges select streets city-wide for nomination for Street & Garden Awards.

2 February: Feature in The Star lists streets nominated for Street & Garden Awards.

2 - 10 February: Final judging for Street & Garden Awards.

14 February: Feature in The Star lists category winners of Street & Garden Awards.

28 March: Street & Garden Awards Presentation hosted by Christchurch Beautifying Association.

For further information

Please contact Awards Co-ordinator, Ron Andrew, phone (03) 332 8128, or visit www.christchurchbeautifyingassn.org.nz (external link)