Rowans Summer Garden Contest

01/06/2021 8:00 am - 30/06/2021 3:00 pm
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Spring Into Summer!

Throughout the past year and over lockdown, lots of us have been turning to our gardens for peace and solitude whilst the world outside our garden has been changing.

Has lockdown given you time to enjoy watching your garden grow from seed to bloom? Have you found gardening good for the soul?

Whether you are a well-established gardener, or only just starting to blossom in your gardening endeavours, we invite you to enter the Rowans Summer Garden contest. It is the perfect opportunity to show off your lockdown gardens as we spring into summer and support Rowans Hospice Charity in their fundraising.

Find out how to enter below.

Showcase Your Summer Garden

We want to see your luscious lawns, your radiant roses, and brilliant BBQ or bar areas.  All you need to do to enter the Rowans Summer Garden contest is to send us a 1 minute, 360 degree video of your summer garden by the 15 June 2021.

All entries will be viewed and shortlisted by the Charity and our valued supporter, Rebecca Parker the Senior Producer/Presenter of BBC Radio Solent’s The Kitchen Garden, a show which takes you on a tour of the South’s gardens, allotments, and kitchens. Rebecca and the Charity will select the flourishing finalists based on theme, colour, imagination and originality, for the Rowans Summer Garden Final. 

The Charity will showcase each finalist’s garden on its social media platforms, inviting the audience to cast a vote for their favourite on our official poll. The audience will also be asked to make a donation to the gardener’s JustGiving page if they can, as finalists are challenged to raise £250 sponsorship money in support of Rowans Hospice Charity.

Sign up below.


And The Winner Is....

Our official poll for the Rowans Summer Garden Contest will close on Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 3.00pm.

The winner of the Rowans Summer Garden Contest will be the garden with the most votes on our official poll.

We are delighted to announce that our fantastic sponsors Mount Folly Nurseries and Pool Pro have kindly donated some gardening gift vouchers which will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winning gardeners. Thank you so much to both companies, we are very grateful for your support.

To be in with your chance of winning sign up below.

Top tips for filming your garden

  1. Set phone camera quality to high in settings
  2. Clean camera lens on phone with a dry cloth
  3. The best time to film outside is shortly after sunrise and shortly before sunset when the sun is not too high
  4. Try to record your film with your phone/tablet in landscape format (turn phone/tablet on side)
  5. Keep the recording to no more than 1 minute in length


How to send us your video

  1. Fill out your registration form below
  2. Go to your internet browser and visit (please do not send from your phone email account)
  3. Select your video
  4. Include your name in the subject so we can match it with your registration form
  5. Email the file to


  • 01/06/2021 - 30/06/2021
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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