Ready Steady Grow 2023
Welcome back to Ready Steady Grow! This year’s competition focuses on just one theme - ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ – and how you choose to transform your outdoor spaces is entirely up to you, so feel free to be as creative as you like!
The competition is designed for residents at all supported living services and retirement communities. Whether you have access to a communal garden, allotment, or courtyard, you can inspire us with developing your garden. And there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs.
Voting is now closed for this year's competition, but you can see all of the entries here.
There is just one category to enter in Ready Steady Grow this year - 'How Does Your Garden Grow'
How you choose to transform your outdoor spaces is entirely up to you, so feel free to be as creative as you like! If you’re after some inspirations, why don’t you:
- Transform your garden using recyclable products or make an insect house. A great way to create beautiful spaces and keep junk out of landfill. Using toilet paper rolls for growing plants, wellies for planting flowers, pallets are great for displaying plants or making tables.
- Grow your garden or window pots and boxes to capture all the beauty of nature, creating nesting for birds or colourful flowers to attract bees and butterflies. Most of us would like more wildlife to visit our gardens, and making your outdoor space attractive to birds, mammals and invertebrates needn't involve a lot of work but can be very therapeutic.
Monday 20 March 2023 - Register your interest - send an email to email@example.com to let us know you plan to take part
Monday 17 July 2023 - Deadline to submit final photos and entries for the competition
Monday 14 August 2023 – Monday 21 August 2023 - Online public vote is open
Friday 1 September 2023 - Winners announced via email to managers and scheme mailboxes, and on our websites.
Everyone who enters the competition will receive a certificate of recognition for participating in the competition.
All winners will receive a certificate, trophy and a gift card as follows:
- "Best garden or space"
- £250 gift card
- "Highly commended garden or space"
- £100 gift card
Winners will receive a gift card from B&Q: B&Q gift cards can be spend nationwide at all stores on homeware, DIY and garden supplies.
Your garden or vegetable patch will be judged by public vote between Monday 14 and Monday 21 of August 2023.