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Napier Garden Competition

Napier Garden Competition 2022 Proudly Supported by Mitre 10 Mega NapierThe Napier Garden competition is on again! Start planting, pruning, and grooming all of your beautiful blooms!

Run annually by the Spirit of Napier Lions in association with Napier City Council, the Napier Garden Competition is a great way for proud garden owners and carers to showcase their gardens. 

For the 2022 competition, entries opened on 3 October and closed 28 October.
Judging is on 1 & 2 November and prize-giving is on 19 November 2022.

There are 6 categories, plus the Overall Champion Garden Award.

  • First time entry
  • Business, motels, retirement villages
  • Vegetable gardens
  • Residential 1 | Marewa to Bay View
  • Residential 2 | Onekawa to Taradale
  • School & pre-school gardens

For more information please phone Spirit of Napier Lions Club on 06 844 0439 or Mary on 06 844 6230.

Great prizes to be won!

There's a $500 Mitre 10 MEGA voucher to be won for the Champion Garden winner, plus vouchers for category winners!

Entry criteria

  • You can enter a vegetable garden plus one category.
  • The overall champion garden is chosen from the residential and first time entry finalists.
  • Entries are open to all Napier ratepayers and residents.
  • The judges decision is final.

Previous Napier Garden Competition Winners

Champion Garden: 

To be announced at the prizegiving ceremony on Saturday 19 November.

Business/Motel/ Retirement Village:

  1. Princess Alexandra Retirement Village, Battery Road, Ahuriri
  2. Bupa Retirement Village, Ulyatt Street, Napier
  3. Paradise Cottage Air BnB, Paradise Road, Napier

Schools and Pre-Schools:

  1. Montessori 3-6 Trilingual Pre school, Chambers Street, Napier
  2. Reignier School, Guppy Road, Taradale

First Time Entry:

  1. Shellyanne Brown, Gavin Black Street, Meeanee
  2. Adele Larsen, 1/3 Ashridge Road, Napier
  3. Lynne Shuker, Marine Parade, Napier

Vegetable Garden:

  1. Colin & Diane Goble, Coleman Terrace, Napier
  2. Paula Giddens, King Street, Taradale
  3. Pauline Warner, Tyrone Place, Tamatea

Residential 1: 

  1. Sarah Bicknell, Milton Road, Napier
  2. Colin & Diane Goble, Coleman Terrace, Napier
  3. Dianne Morgan, Kennedy Road, Napier South

Residential 2: 

  1. Yvonne & John Pitcher, Hyatt Grove, Greenmeadows
  2. Joan & John Geoghegan, Osier Road, Taradale
  3. Annette Le Comte, Harold Holt Avenue, Pirimai

Champion Garden: 

Annette Le Comte, Harold Holt Avenue, Pirimai

Business/Motel/ Retirement Village:

  1.  Princess Alexandra, Battery Road, Ahuriri
  2. Credit House Finance, Marine Parade, Napier

Schools and Pre-Schools:

  1.  Arthur Miller School, Guppy Road, Taradale
  2. Montessori 3 – 6 Pre School, Chambers Street, Napier

First Time Entry:

  1.  Sarah Bicknell, Milton Road, Napier
  2. Jerry Coley, Arrow Place, Te Awa
  3. Jennifer Rouse, Lancaster Street, Tamatea

Vegetable Garden:

  1.  Jenny Hope & Murray McIndoe, Alamein Crescent, Onekawa
  2. Colin & Diane Goble, Coleman Terrace, Napier
  3. Paula Giddens, King Street, Taradale

Residential 1: 

  1. Colin & Diane Goble, Coleman Terrace, Napier
  2. Katherine Baigent, Enfield Road, Napier

Residential 2: 

  1. Annette Le Comte, Harold Holt Avenue, Pirimai
  2. Joan Geoghegan, Osier Road, Taradale
  3. Colin James, Gordon Street, Jervoistown

Highly Commended - Zena Hagen-Crabtree, Oxford Street, Taradale

Houseplants (online):

  1. Livia Patton

Champion Garden: 

Adrienne Curtis, Kent Terrace, Taradale

Business/Motel/ Retirement Village:

  1.  Princess Alexandra, Battery Road, Napier
  2. Devonshire Masonic Village, Devonshire Place, Taradale

Schools and Pre-Schools:

  1. Henry Hill School, Dick Place, Napier
  2. Arthur Miller School, Guppy Road, Taradale
  3. Montessori 3-6 Trelingual Pre School, Chambers Street, Napier ent,

First Time Entry:

  1. Adrienne Curtis, Kent Terrace, Taradale
  2. Jan Chalmers Gladstone Road, Napier 3. Cate Alizzi, Lighthouse Road, Bluff Hill

Edible Garden:

  1. Colin & Diane Goble, Coleman Terrace , Napier
  2. Carl Nicholson, Goldsmith Road, Napier
  3. Murray & Jenny McIndoe/Hope, Alamein Crescent, Napier

Residential: 

  1. Mark Williams, Westminster Avenue, Tamatea
  2. Colin & Diane Goble, Coleman Terrace, Napier
  3. Lindy Roxburgh, Downing Avenue, Pirimai

Houseplants (online)

  1. Santana Hill, Titoki Crescent, Napier
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