Barnet Homes’ Gardening Clubs bring neighbours together and helps to build healthy communities. Our gardening clubs are open to all residents who do not have a private garden. An individual or a group of residents take ownership of an area in their communal garden and cultivate it. Our Gardening Clubs receive vouchers for plants and equipment, together with advice on gardening and aspects of health and safety. Members can have the opportunity to organise gardening projects and trips by applying for the Community Fund.

Finest Flowers Competition

In 2007, we launched The Finest Flowers Competition. It encourages Barnet Homes residents to take pride in their private or shared communal gardens.  

Winners receive gardening vouchers and are presented with a certificate at our annual resident awards event. The competition is increasingly popular with residents and the standard gets higher every year, making a real impact across our estates and homes.

Categories include:

  • Best Front/Back Garden
  • Best New Gardener
  • Best Communal Garden
  • Best Garden in a Sheltered Scheme
  • Geoff Beddingfield Award – for outstanding efforts within the gardening community
  • Tallest Sunflower (children’s category)

Click here to enter the competition online

Our Garden Clubs

We currently have 23 clubs registered in the Borough, and over a hundred residents have been involved.

  • Alexandra Road
  • Bittacy Court
  • Brownswell Road
  • Christchurch Close (Summers Lane)
  • Coleswood / Simmons
  • Coppies Grove
  • Finch Close
  • Gadsbury Close
  • Granville Road
  • Hanshaw Drive
  • Lancaster Road
  • Little Larkins
  • Lower Fosters
  • Martins Walk
  • Prospect Place
  • Rectory Close
  • Robson Court
  • John’s Close
  • Tadbourne Court
  • Vale Court
  • Victoria Grove
  • Wimbush
  • Woodburn Close

Become a member:

If you are interested in becoming a member please send an email to Getinvolved@barnethomes.org or call Deborah Beckford on 020 8359 5307.

Work with us

If you have an interesting gardening-related project idea or know of any other opportunities that might be of interest for the Barnet Homes Gardening Club, we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email to Getinvolved@barnethomes.org.