Annual competition for Fife gardeners

Gardeners are being invited to enter the Beautiful Fife Garden Competition 2015
Gardeners are being invited to enter the Beautiful Fife Garden Competition 2015

All green-fingered Fifers are being encouraged to apply for this year’s Beautiful Fife Garden Competition.

This long-standing annual competition is a celebration of all the hard work by individuals improving their own gardens.

Provost Jim Leishman is encouraging Fifers to take part.

He said: “There’s no doubt that gardening is as popular as ever and it’s great to see how the whole community benefits when people take a pride in their gardens.

“I urge all gardeners, young and old, to get involved and enter this competition.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the results.”

Keith Jackson, Fife Council parks and community events officer, added: “In times of recession, people tend to spend more money and time in their own gardens, so we hope there’ll be an increase in entrants this year.

“I stress that whilst it’s a competition, it should still be fun. Everybody taking part, providing they reach a minimum standard, receives a medal. This allows them to benchmark against themselves in order to maintain their standard or improve in future years.”

The judging will take place towards the end of July.

The garden categories are: Flower Formal, Flower Landscaped, Mixed Gardens, Vegetable Gardens, and Floral Baskets and Containers.

Application forms and more information are available here or

call Margaret Mackenzie on 01592 583268.