Schools Show Garden Competition


Schools Show Garden Competition

Kindly Sponsored by The Chadacre Agricultural Trust

Launched in 2015, the Schools Show Garden Competition gives schools the opportunity to design and build a 3m x 3m show garden to reflect the theme which is different every year.

2018 Show Theme is 'Gardens of the World'.  Design work and planning takes place in the school classroom with the gardens being built at Trinity Park during the week prior to the Suffolk Show week commencing 20th May.  The gardens will be judged on the first day of the Show, Wednesday 29th May, when the winner of the competition will be crowned. 

  • The Suffolk Agricultural Association will contribute £150.00 towards the cost of each garden which schools are free to spend as they wish.
  • £100.00 worth of shrubs, plants, seeds etc are available to schools to spend with Rougham Hall Nurseries based on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds.
  • Sue Knight and Linda Orford, SAA volunteer stewards, who look after the Flower and Garden Show are happy to visit your school and provide their expertise and advice to assist schools in the planning and design process. 

To download the 2019 Application Form and for more information, please click here.

Age Group: Years 1 to 6
Apply by: Friday 14th December 2018

For more information please email Helen Fomenko

Below you will find examples of some of the gardens designed and built by schools in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

2018 Competition - A Garden of Remembrance 

Winning School - St Mary's C of E Primary School, Woodbridge




2017 Competition - Made in Suffolk









 2016 Competition - Wildlife in Your Garden:











 2015 Competition - A Slice of Suffolk History: