Design a Wildlife Friendly Garden
We are delighted to offer a brand new competition!
We are collaborating with Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
to introduce a new "Wildlife Friendly Garden” Design Competition.
Design a Wildlife Friendly Garden that makes space for nature and increase bio-diversity. We are looking for creative and practical ideas that can be applied to an average garden. Create a wildlife-friendly garden design for a small urban garden, no bigger than 5m x 5m in size. The setting and location are up to you to decide but design something to encourage wildlife to enjoy your garden. The design should maximise opportunities for urban wildlife to thrive and utilise sustainable, recyclable and local materials and resources where possible. The resources and materials to create the garden (excluding basic tools and labour) should total no more than £2,000.
The competition is open to all, with two distinctive categories:
- Professional Designers
- Public / Students with no commercial experience
What you will gain from the project:
One lucky winner will be announced on the first day of the show and will have the opportunity to create their winning design at a Wildlife Trust visitors centre!
Winners will receive media coverage before and after in the LANDSCAPE online magazines as well as in related trade media including features online and on social media.
The winning entries will be announced and displayed at the LANDSCAPE Show on the 28th & 29th September 2022
Register to attend for FREE!
What is required?
Submit a digital presentation on a single A1 page that outlines your vision for this new garden. It is up to you to decide what this presentation contains but it should definitely include an illustration of your inspiration, narrative as well as a brief written explanation.
Please also include a short profile of yourself in your accompanying email. You may submit individually or as a team in which case include a profile of each person.
- The winner will be invited to create their design at a Wildlife Trust visitor centre as a demonstrator project in Spring 2023. Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust will cover up to £2,000 towards the costs of the materials and resources for the garden. The garden will be maintained by the Wildlife Trust.
- Wildlife Trust tote bag containing Wildlife Gardening book by Kate Bradbury, a flat pack bird box, two iSpy books and two wildlife friendly seedball match boxes worth £42.50.
- 2 x runners up will receive a cuddly creature, a Guide to Bees of Britain and two wildlife friendly seedball match boxes worth £20.
- Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust will showcase entries via social media to encourage others to get creative and support nature’s recovery in their own gardens.
The final selection will be made by independent professional designers and colleagues from Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust as well as Andrew Fisher Tomlin from the London College of Garden Design. The decision of the judges is final.
Final entries should be submitted no later than Friday the 26th August 2022. Your submission should be made digitally and sent to email@example.com