They are our sanctuaries: the places we spend time in to relax, connect with nature and grow our own produce. Now more than ever, we have come to appreciate our gardens and the benefits they bring.

Woollahra Council would like to invite residents, businesses, school groups and community organisations to showcase their gardens by entering the 2022 Woollahra Garden Awards for the chance to win some great prizes.

Whether your garden is big or small, we want you to share your creativity and sustainable gardening practices. Entries can be submitted in four categories:

  • Best Sustainable Garden (including school and community gardens)
  • Best Small Garden (including balconies, courtyards and townhouses)
  • Best Large Garden
  • Best Verge Garden

Judging criteria is based on garden design and landscaping, originality, plant selection, maintenance and overall sustainability including recycling and reduced water use. The judging of the awards is undertaken by reviewing the photographs and descriptions of the gardens submitted.

This year we are pleased to announce Lorraine Emerson, President of Garden Clubs of Australia, will return to our judging panel, together with Councillor Peter Cavanagh.


The Best Overall winner will be selected from applications in all categories and receive a $500 Garden Life voucher, all category winners will also receive a $100 nursery voucher and Highly Commended entries in each category will receive a $50 nursery voucher.

Entries close on Friday 14 October and winners will announced in November.

Submit your entry online for the 2022 Woollahra Garden Awards

For more information phone 9391 7095 or email