Cromer Best Wildlife Garden Competition

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Cromer Green Spaces nurtures nature in our urban coastal setting.


We believe that every green space in Cromer is important for wildlife - none more so than our own gardens.


This competition - new for 2021 - is looking to find the best gardens for nature in the town. Big or small, your whole garden or special corners all qualify. But to provide maximum benefit to wildlife, 3 elements are key: water, food and shelter. For water this could be a pond, bird-bath or even a simple hedgehog drinking dish. Food comes from nectar-rich flowers & plants for insects, berry-bearing bushes or just a well-stocked bird table. Shelter can be provided through the vegetation we grow or it can be purpose made - a ‘bug hotel’, or bird box.


Wildlife gardening can be great fun for the kids too, so why not encourage them to create a special place for wildlife around your home. To enter, all you need to do is send an email -including a description of your special space for nature (no more than 150 words please) and up to 5 photos - to:


Entries must be received by Wednesday 30th June 2021. Gardens will be judged by a local panel of experts in July and the results announced during Carnival Week.


There are prizes for the winner and runners-up and a trophy to celebrate the achievements. But the biggest winner of course - will be our local wildlife!

Competition rules

*Entry is free to anyone but nominated gardens must be in Cromer (within the boundaries of Cromer and Suffield Park)

*Entries should be via email - clearly marked - ‘Best Wildlife Garden Competition’ - no later than Wednesday 30th June 2021

*Entries must include name, address and contact phone number

*If you are under 18 you should have your parents, guardians or carers permission to enter

*Entries consist of a brief description - limited to 150 words - and up to 5 photos - see guidance on the website for ‘what is a wildlife garden?’

*Judging will be by a local panel of experts - short-listed gardens will be visited (with prior agreement) in July

*Winners will be announced during Carnival Week - the judges decision is final

*All applications remain the property of CGS and their contents (though not address) may be used in publicity