SIX Town Housing is inviting green-fingered residents to showcase their best horticultural efforts in its annual gardening competition.

The competition, named Flower Power, aims to celebrate the work of residents living in homes Six Town Housing manage across Bury, as well as schools, youth clubs and community groups based within their neighbourhoods.

Judges are looking for attractive gardens and eye-catching hanging baskets belonging to tenants.

All category winners will be awarded with £100 in gardening vouchers, except the best young gardener who will receive a mix of toy, book and gardening vouchers.

The categories for this year’s gardening competition are best individual garden, best pots, baskets and small spaces, best communal garden, best young gardener (aged under 16), best eco-friendly garden, best edible garden, best community gardeners and most improved garden.

Entrants must live in a property managed by Six Town Housing on behalf of Bury Council and can nominate their own garden or those of others.

The competition’s judging panel is yet to be announced, but will be made up of previous winners.

John Merrick, director of neighbourhoods at Six Town Housing said: “Flower Power showcases the fantastic efforts of local social housing tenants who make their homes and neighbourhoods look great for the benefit of everyone.

"Last year we received 232 entries, double the number of 2017, and it was great seeing the high calibre of gardens from across the borough.”

The deadline for competition entries is Thursday, July 4. Enter online or view entry criteria at