Friday, 20 May 2016

School Gardens Judging and other Important dates

We would like to thank all schools for entering our School Garden Competition. We know that the weather hasn’t been great for gardening but everybody is in the same position. Despite the weather we hope that everything is going well in your school garden and that everyone will have lots of fun between now and the summer.

Important Dates for your School Garden Team

Closing date for PowerPoint submission
Friday 27th May 2016

 The following are the dates for the Cork School Gardens Judging.
  • Mon Tue 30th and 31st May in (Macroom area) and (West Cork)
  • Thu Fri June 2nd and 3rd in (Mallow Mitchelstown) and (West Cork)
  • Tue Wed & Thu 7th 8th and 9th Jun in (Ballincollig/city special schools), (West Cork( and (East Cork)

  • Schools will have been informed of their dates by now
Awards Presentation Ceremony.
Vertigo Suite Cork County Hall
Monday June 20th at 10 am


Schools who have completed an entry form must submit a PowerPoint Presentation before 27th May 2016 in which they will tell us what they have done in their garden. The PowerPoint presentation should tell the judges all or any of the following: Who was involved, Is it a new or established garden? Unique features, what did you grow? Biodiversity and Environment elements. Size of Garden (for those entering small garden category) and any other feature you would like to highlight. Please note PowerPoints must be limited to TEN slides and can include lots of photographs. Please do not include animations or music. You can send us your PowerPoint as an attachment in an email to or follow this link to our special Dropbox File and submit your PowerPoint directly.
The closing Date for submission of PowerPoint presentation is 5pm Friday May 27th 2016


All schools who confirm entry to the competition will be visited by members of the Judging Panel. If for any reason your school is no longer able to participate please let us know by email at email address above.
Please ensure that some of the children involved will be there to show the judges what they have done in the garden. We look forward to hearing from them.


The Awards Ceremony will be held on Mon 20th June at 10am in the Vertigo suite Cork County Hall. The entire ceremony will last about two hours. Each school can send four people to the awards. We look forward to seeing you there as every school who participates will get an award.

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