Noblesville Garden Contest

All Noblesville residents are warmly invited to participate in the Annual NPA Denzel Hufford Garden Contest. There are two categories in which a winner will be selected The Novice Garden is one which is one to five years old. The Mature Garden is six years of age or older. The winners will each receive an outdoor garden marker to proudly display along with a cash award. A runner up from each category will each receive a gift certificate to Garden Thyme at The Old School House. The awards are made possible by an anonymous NPA family with NPA matching funds.


The judges include a Denzel Hufford family member, a Hamilton County Master Gardener, a Noblesville Preservation Alliance member, a member of Keep Noblesville Beautiful, and a winner from last year’s contest. Judging will be scheduled, weather permitting, between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM, July 6th, through the 11th. If at all possible, we would like the gardener to be home during the judging. The Master Gardener will be available to answer any gardening questions. We will try to contact each person to inform them of the specific scheduled day for our garden visit.

The categories being considered:

  • Visual Appeal: The overall visual impact; a pleasing sense of harmony of scale, color, and texture.
  • Overall Design: A good use of space; design coordination between plants and other elements.
  • General Maintenance: The quality of care in pruning, mulching and disease control.
  • Originality: The WOW factor; creative use of special features such as ponds, natural materials and garden art; unique styles such as theme gardens.
  • There will be additional points for the use of a rain barrel.

The winners will be announced on August 1st.

Applications must be postmarked by June 30th. They may be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mailed to: NPA Garden Committee, PO Box 632, Noblesville, IN 46061

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