We are surrounded by the beauty of plants, gardens and nature, so this competition is the perfect way to celebrate the diversity of our world around us using different media. We are calling on all people, whether they’re gardeners, artists or photographers, to record and submit their images for free to our competition.

There is a category for everyone, and we want to share your passion, through images, with all of our different audiences.


A category for everyone using any media:

Flowers: A closeup of your favourite flower or flowers.

Wildlife: Share your happy garden visitors.

My Bit of Paradise: A newly planted garden or a well-established one to show off your hard work.

Beautiful Pots and Containers: Created a garden using pots or planted up a pot with a new combination


Need a helping hand?

Throughout the competition we have our local experts on hand running workshops on painting, photography, pottery and garden design in the garden centre along with providing hints and tips on our facebook page and website.

Whether it’s your most colourful pot plant or a brand new planted area, you can portray anything inspired by gardens and win yourself tickets for the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show and a year’s membership to the RHS.

There’s also prizes for second and third, voted by popular People’s Choice. Artists have no size requirements and can use any media.


You can find all the details on the Your Garden Palette Competition at https://www.deepdalegardencentre.co.uk or you can get up to date news on the Facebook page. So dust off your easels, grab your cameras, start planting those pots and borders and enjoy crafting something beautiful from nature.


Entry into the Garden Palette Competition is free and the closing date’s for entries is 1st August 2018.


Competition Terms & Conditions:

1. The Work Must Be Original:

No artwork needs to be shipped as these are online exhibits. You must be the creator of the art and image file you or your approved representative submit to the competition. Your art must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material.

2. Entry Fees:

Is Free

3. Repeat Entries:

There is no restriction on entering art that has been entered to previous competitions.

4. Copyright:

The artist retains all copyrights to their artwork without exception.

5. Non-exclusive Permissions:

By entering this art competition, you are granting us a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce images of your artwork on our website and in our newsletters, and in the marketing of the competition to the general public. Artworks will not be used for any other purpose than that which is stated here. All winning entries will be displayed on the website. Each entry becomes part of the public, historical / archival online contest catalogue. It can be removed at a later date upon request.

6. The Entry Process:

Please email your entries to [email protected] along with the entrants name and which category they are entering into. Or you can hand your entry in to Deepdale Garden Centre.

7. Multiple Submission:

There are no restrictions to the number of contests an artist can submit work to, nor the number of pieces they can submit, nor the number of prizes they can win.

8. Submission Deadlines:

Artwork may be submitted up until midnight on the last day of the submission schedule posted. No artworks will be accepted past the posted deadline.