Garden Contest

Calling all Ewing Gardeners!

Isn’t it satisfying to be out in the garden again, getting your hands in the dirt? From digging in the dirt of our garden beds and planters, to laboring in community garden plots, we are all engaging yet again in that most fulfilling pastime of growing our food and beautiful landscapes, all while growing a more beautiful community! The Ewing Green Team, the West Trenton Garden Club and Ewing Girl Scout Troop #70138 hope that you will want to show off all the fruits of your labors and enter our first ever Ewing 2017 Garden Contest!   Please consider entering and showing off all the beauty that you have labored so hard to create.  This contest is for amateur gardeners only, so don’t be put off, give it a try!

The contest is being run in conjunction with our Fall 2017 Garden Tour on the weekend of September 16 and 17th.  It is separate from the garden tour and you don’t have to participate in the tour to enter the contest.  The deadline for entry is Tuesday, August 1st.

We believe that growing gardens grows community!  We invite you to grow a greener Ewing along with us.

Eligible Gardens (amateur gardeners only)

Click for a printable flyer / entry form. Large file – may be slow to load.
  • Ewing residents
  • Ewing Businesses
  • Ewing Club or Organization


There will be prizes! We have a rain barrel for each winner and gift certificates from local nurseries.  More information will be coming soon!

Important Dates

Entry deadlineTues, Aug 1 Tuesday, August 15th –  Note deadline Extended!!
Finalist Notification – Fri, Sept 1
Judges visit gardens – Week of Sept 5
2017 Through the Garden Gate Tour – Winners announced Sat, Sept 16 at the beginning of the tour.
Winners will also be announced at Ewing’s Community Fest celebration on Sat, Sept 23rd

Judging Criteria

  • General appeal
  • Neatness
  • Use of color
  • Furnishings/Art
  • Natural or formal
  • Plant material
  • Sustainable Features/ Methods
  • Garden Hardscaping
  • Variety/ Quality


There are five categories as described below.

  • Business or Organization garden
  • Community (individual plot) or School Garden
  • Residential Garden:
    • Vegetable / Herb garden
    • Flower garden
    • Specialty – Porch, Container, Children’s, Whimsical, Pollinator…


Photographs or images submitted to the Ewing 2017 Garden Contest become contest property and may be used for press or marketing purposes.  Gardeners may enter only one category.  For more information call 609-883-0862.

Please fill out the form completely and submit photos of the nominated garden via email to

Alternatively, you can print and mail the flyer above with your photos to:

Ewing Green Team
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628