The Devon Hedge Award has a different theme each year. For 2021 the theme is Managing Devon Hedges for Flowers and Berries. Hedges that are allowed to flower and set seed are really important for wildlife but they do need careful management to ensure that these benefits happen long term.
You can apply for a Devon Hedge Award in 2021 if you manage a hedge that produces abundant flowers and berries, year after year. The Award is about saying thank you to people who are working hard to create wildlife-rich hedges within Devon’s countryside and gardens. You will receive an award plaque to proudly display on your gate, wall or door and a certificate.
To enter , you need to complete the entry form below and then submit it with (up to 4) photographs. The closing date for entries is 31st December 2021.
If you are thinking about how to increase the number of flowers and berries, there’s all the information you need on our website. You’ll have future opportunities to receive a Devon Hedge Award and will be doing something good for Devon’s natural landscape.
Whether in towns or countryside, the way that hedges are managed greatly affects the number of flowers and berries that are produced every year. More information about this can be found throughout this website, particularly in the sections Management Advice and Hedges and Wildlife