Unley Spring Fling

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The Unley Spring Fling showcases our beautiful gardens and neighbourhoods, celebrates community pride and encourages green thumbs and non-green thumbs alike to get gardening! 

Our inaugural Unley Spring Fling will feature a local garden competition, gardening workshops at our Community Centres and will culminate in a Community Picnic at Soldiers Memorial Gardens on Sunday 20 November. 

Also discover many other garden events and activities to enjoy this Spring in the City of Unley.

Enter our garden competition

Do you have an amazing garden, or do your neighbours, family or friends have great gardens?

Are you or do you know a young person (sixteen and under) who loves gardening?

Why not enter the Unley Spring Fling Garden Competition?

Entry is free and open to all residents of the City of Unley with great prizes to be won!

The Unley Spring Fling Garden Competition is proudly supported by Barrow & Bench Mitre 10.

Key Dates

Competition closes: Friday 14 October 2022
Judging: 24 October – 4 November 2022
Winners announced and prizes awarded: Sunday 20 November, 2022 at the Unley Spring Fling Community Picnic, Soldiers Memorial Gardens.

Competition Categories

Enter your garden in one or more of the following categories:

  • Produce Garden – Gardens where vegetables, herbs and fruit are grown for household use. 
  • Ornamental Garden – Gardens where plants are grown for decorative or aesthetic purposes. This category includes formal gardens, rose gardens and cottage gardens.
  • Small Garden – Balcony and courtyard sized gardens
  • Environmental Excellence – Gardens which include sustainable practices. This category includes native gardens, gardens with water-wise features and gardens which use plants and trees to increase canopy cover and shade. 
  • Young Gardener Award – a demonstrated passion for gardening/horticulture by a young gardener (sixteen years and under).

Shortlisted gardens will be visited and judged against set criteria by our panel of community judges.

All shortlisted gardens will automatically go into the People’s Choice Awards, where the public can vote for their favourite garden via Facebook.

The Young Gardener Award will be judged by a panel consisting of two members of the Living Young Reference Group and a City of Unley staff member.

Please read the terms and conditions before entering.

Submit your entry online

Unley Spring Fling Community Picnic | Sunday 20 November

The season of Spring Fling events culminates in a free Community Picnic at Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Unley, on Sunday 20 November.

Enjoy live music, gardening workshops, food and drink, market stalls and games and activities for kids.

Watch this space for exciting upcoming announcements about the Community Picnic!

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