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Could your street become the most attractive in Britain?
If the answer is yes, you may be in line for £10,000 of National Garden Gift Vouchers, or smaller prizes worth an additional £7,000.
This competition is all about sharing plants and advice, bridging the generations and helping the environment, attracting wildlife and creating the most beautiful front gardens.
'Cultivation Street' is the name of the competition and its aim is to bring Britain's streets back to life.
It's free to enter and a minimum four neighbouring houses will compete for awards across a range of categories and achievements.
There are eight regional prizes, and five other 'Street' categories. These will reward streets who have:
There's also a category for the school that has involved children and families to create the most impressive garden within their grounds.
David Domoney is on the look out for communities who share his passion for gardening and want to create a sense of pride in where they live.
The judges will be looking for streets with stunning gardens and communities who take pride in their pristine lawns, tidy paths, neatly manicured trees, bright flowers and interesting shrubs.
Gardens that make everyone feel better and that encourage people take a detour on their way to work or school, just to have a glimpse.
The competition is running all summer with a closing date of 26 August 2013, and judging will take place the first week of September.
More more information go to Cultivation Street's website.
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