SMBI Garden Competition Application

Tide Festival invites all Southern Moreton Bay Islands residents to enter our Annual SMBI Garden Competition. Applicants will be in the running to win:

First prize Grand Champion Garden all Islands: Hand crafted trophy by Turning Point Gallery + $500
First prize Champion Garden each island: Hand crafted trophies by Turning Point Gallery and more
Category winners: Certificates of Merit

Applications close:  COB 5 pm, 31 August 2022

The online application can be found below, paper applications are available from: Canaipa Nursery, RICARTS and Turning Point Gallery on Russell Island, Macleay Island Hardware and Landscaping Supplies.

Winners will be announced at the opening night of Tide: Redlands Coast Islands Festival which takes place on Friday 23 September on Macleay Island | Alcheringa. See the Terms and Conditions and judging criteria below.

The SMBI Garden Competition would like to thank the following sponsors:

Turning Point Gallery for creating the magnificent trophies and sponsoring the People’s Choice Award

Café Memory Lane for sponsoring the Champion Garden Russell Island Trophy and the Champion Garden Macleay Island Trophy

LJ Hooker Bay Islands for sponsoring the Champion Garden Lamb Island Trophy

Bay Islands Property for sponsoring the Grand Champion Garden All Islands Trophy and the $500 first prize

Debra Hayman LJ Hooker Macleay Island for sponsoring the Champion Garden Karragarra Island Trophy

Would you like to support the inaugural SMBI Garden Competition? Please get in touch on  0400748828 or email

Application Form

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 4 files.

Descriptions of Categories:

Traditional Garden:  Garden conforms to a standard tradition (English Cottage, Japanese, Tropical, Australian Native etc).  Plantings to conform to type of garden.  First impressions, plant health and few weeds.

Edible Garden: Most plants produce edible products.  Whole or part garden may be entered. Sustainability and eco-friendly practices evident. Quality of plants, succession planting, climate suitability.  Maintenance with acceptable number of weeds, good plant health.

Pocket Garden: Part of a garden, front or back or a garden bed.  Patio, verandah or courtyard.  Health of plants, co-ordination and excitement for the smaller garden. Variety of plants and features in a out of pots.

Artistic Garden: Artistic design and creative layout. Features including artworks, water features and creativity in planning, planting and colour.

Garden of the Future: Low maintenance, water-wise and eco-friendly.  Use of recycled, upcycled and repurposed items in the garden.


If you require further information or support in completing your application, please call 0400748828 or email