Pet friendly garden competition

The Landscape Show is collaborating with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to introduce a new ‘Pet Friendly Garden Competition’.

The Landscape Show and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are coming together this month to promote the importance of accommodating the needs of your pets. The ‘Pet friendly Garden Competition’ is all about creating a friendly, attractive and safe outdoor space for animals.

The competition will be a unique and exciting opportunity for entrants to display their creativity and design a garden space specifically catered for pets.

It is open to all ages and has three different entry categories: Under 16s, Non-Professionals, and Professional Designers.

On the 17th and 18th September 2019, the winning entries will be showcased at this year’s Landscape Show at the Evolution Centre, Battersea Park, which attracts garden designers and landscaping professionals from all over the UK and beyond.

The entries will be judged by a panel of judges including Deputy Chief Executive of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Peter Laurie.

Peter said: “Here at Battersea we’re always looking for ways to enrich our dogs’ experience. Our staff and volunteers work hard to create inviting green spaces at our iconic London Centre in the heart of the city, and we provide advice to pet owners on how to create pet-friendly gardens for their dogs and cats.

“I’m really looking forward to judging the entries in the Landscape Show design competition. As more and more people look to find creative gardening solutions with limited space and resources, it will be very interesting to see how people approach this project to create a green oasis for their four-legged friends.”

Anyone wishing to enter is asked to imagine a space within a typical private residence (maximum of 3m x 3m) and design a pet friendly space. With a hypothetical budget of 10,000 – what could you achieve?

The winners from the Non-professional and professional category will each receive £500 worth of HTA Garden Centre Vouchers, and the under 16s winner will get an exclusive VIP family tour of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

All of the chosen entries will receive media coverage across the Landscape Show online magazines and social media.

All entries (sketches/drawings) must be submitted via email  and you must specific which category you wish to be entered in and attach no more than 2 A3 sies illustrations which include:

  • A plan of the area showing sections/structures/planting etc
  • One or two elevations.
  • A description of the materials that could be used.

All entries should arrive no later than 19th July and must be submitted via email to

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