Public housing

2013 Public Housing Garden Competition

Public Housing Garden Competition

Entries are now open for the 2013 Public Housing Garden Competition. The Public Housing Garden Competition rewards the hard work of tenants who look after their garden.
The Public Housing Garden Competition rewards the hard work of tenants who look after their garden. All tenants living in urban public housing across the Territory are encouraged to participate. There are great prizes up for grabs so enter your garden today!


Categories and criteria:

Best House Garden, Best Unit Garden, Best Recently Developed / New Garden
NB – a duplex is classified as a unit

Criteria:

  1. Presentation and general appearance – Is the garden well presented and maintained in terms of soil quality, health of plants, cleanliness, weed management, lawns and edges, mulch, rubbish etc. Overall attention to detail.
  2. Layout and design – Is the garden well planned in terms of structure, design, paths, man-made and natural features. Does it have ambience and atmosphere? Is it well balanced/aesthetically pleasing?
  3. Plantings – Aspects include use of colour, form and composition, variety and repetition, year-round interest and scent. Contribution to the visual environment (impact on street scene).
  4. Environmental consideration:
  •  Natural environment - Encouragement of wildlife (providing a habitat or food source for local native fauna), use of native and local plant species (design, size, variety, repetition), exclusion of environmental weeds.
  • Maintenance – Is the garden well maintained in terms of soil quality, health of plants, cleanliness, weed management, lawns and edges, rubbish etc. Can the garden be maintained with a minimal environmental footprint?
  • Layout and design – Is the garden well planned to suit local environmental conditions? Use of sustainable or locally sourced materials.
  5.  Creativity, innovation and passion – Is the garden creative, innovative or original? Does the garden show a relation with the Territory’s unique lifestyle? Effort, enthusiasm and knowledge of tenant?

 

 Best Communal Garden

Criteria:

  1. Collaboration – How well do the tenants work together; plan, designate responsibility etc?
  2. Presentation and general appearance – Is the garden well presented and maintained in terms of soil quality, health of plants, cleanliness, weed management, lawns and edges, mulch, rubbish etc. Overall attention to detail.
  3. Layout and design – Is the garden well planned in terms of structure, design, paths, man-made and natural features. Does it have ambience and atmosphere? Is it well balanced/aesthetically pleasing?
  4. Plantings – Aspects include use of color, form and composition, variety and repetition, year-round interest and scent. Contribution to the visual environment (impact on street scene).
  5. Environmental consideration:
  • Natural environment - Encouragement of wildlife (providing a habitat or food source for local native fauna), use of native and local plant species (design, size, variety, repetition), exclusion of environmental weeds.
  • Maintenance – Is the garden well maintained in terms of soil quality, health of plants, cleanliness, weed management, lawns and edges, rubbish etc. Can the garden be maintained with a minimal environmental footprint?
  • layout and design – Is the garden well planned to suit local environmental conditions? Use of sustainable or locally sourced materials.
  6. Creativity, innovation and passion – Is the garden creative, innovative or original? Does the garden show a relation with the Territory’s unique lifestyle? Effort, enthusiasm and knowledge of tenants?

 

Entering is easy! Simply complete the details below.

Chose a maximum of two categories that you would like to participate in:
□    Best House Garden        
□    Best Unit Garden
□    Best Recently Developed / New Garden
□    Best Communal Garden
Entries must be received by COB Friday 25 October 2013. Entrants will be informed after this date about judging.


Download the entry form and deliver it to your local Territory Housing Office or post it to:
    The Public Housing Garden Competition
    C/- Corporate Communications
    Department of Housing
    GPO Box 4621
    Darwin NT 0801