The RHS Partner Garden of the Year competition is back for 2021 to celebrate green spaces

Bethan Rose Jenkins
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Photo credit: Geography Photos - Getty Images
Photo credit: Geography Photos - Getty Images

This week, the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) announced the return of its Partner Garden of the Year competition for 2021.

This year, the theme is Feel Good Gardens to celebrate “the gardens that were there for us when we needed them the most, as well as those we missed being able to visit in 2020".

There are more than 206 RHS Partner Gardens in total and there will be one finalist for each of six regions: Scotland, North, Midlands and Wales, South-East and East, South West and Channel Islands and Overseas.

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The public will be able to vote for their favourite choice before one overall winner is selected from the finalists.

In 2020, some RHS gardens were able to open and the organisation said they “provided much-needed fresh air, sanctuary and solace at a tremendously difficult time".

It said that this year’s competition will stand “in recognition of the huge part gardens have played this year and their immense power to make us feel good” and offer members and visitors the “opportunity to say thank you to their favourite places and the people who tend them.”

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

Voting for the competition will be open between August and September and you can see more information on the RHS website.

Every vote will also be entered into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Festival Gala Evening, including a luxury two-night stay, next year.

The RHS is a charity which aims to “enrich everyone’s lives through and make the UK greener and more beautiful place,” through its initiatives and public gardens across the UK and overseas.

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