Judging Criteria

  • Horticulturbeautiful-fife_judging_1al AchievementĀ 

Impact- design, colours, appropriate choice of plants, special features, presentation, innovation.

Horticultural Practice- cultivation and maintenance, quality of plants, sustainability, new planting.

Residential and Community Gardening- residential, communal areas, allotments, public buildings (grounds of churches, schools etc.), car parks.

Business Areas and Premises- retail and shopping areas, leisure sites, transport terminals, car parks, farms, rural businesses, pubs, post offices, tourist areas/attractions, offices, estate agents etc.

Green Spaces- verges, parks and open public spaces.


  • Environmental Responsibility

Conservation and Biodiversity- wildlife areas, natural habitat.

Resource Management- recycling, minimising demand placed on natural resources and any harmful impact on the environment.

Local Heritage- management and development of local heritage and/or identity, inclusive of natural heritage.

Local Environment Quality- management of vacant premises and plots, litter, grafitti, fly-posting, dog fouling etc. Pride of place- management of street furniture, signage, art in the landscape and hard landscaping.


  • Community Achievement

Development and Continuity- development and sustainability of the local initiative and evidence of on-going projects.

Communication and Education- community awareness and understanding, engagement with schools and young people and/or other community groups, press coverage, publicity materials.

Community Participation- community involvement is representative of the community’s size and diversity.

Year-round Involvement- schedules of events and supporting evidence of year-round activity.

Funding and Support- initiatives to secure on-going support for the local campaign including local business support.


Keith Jackson, Parks & Community Events Officer

Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 06 08 Ā Fax:Ā 01334 6595156 Ā Contact Keith Jackson onlineĀ 

By Post:Ā Rothesay House, Rothesay Place, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5PQ