FIRST PRIZE: €400 proudly supported by Clare Co Council Environment Section; we aim to source further prizes for this competition. Karen Foley, Environmental Awareness Officer with Clare Co Co Environment section explains: “The Pop-Up Garden community challenge at Clare Garden Festival provides a great opportunity for groups of all ages to engage in a communal project showcasing their gardening skills and hopefully coming out on top to receive a cash prize for their group. Clare County Council Environment section are delighted to support this competition again in 2016.” She continued by saying: “The theme for 2016 called ‘Upcycling and Composting in my Garden’ allows for plenty of application for the competitors making for great learning and idea generation and transferral for viewers. Examples of this could include the use of household and garden wastes like wood and plastics in the garden and composting solutions for small gardens.”
The competition is now open for application and we entries will be taken up until 12th February 2016. After that the sketching and building of the Gardens begins. See more details, application form and Q&A also on http://claregardenfestival.com/Competitions.html
Image above shows the winner of the Community PopUp Garden 2015.