Garden Competition 2016

Published on 11 July 2016

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It’s time for our annual Garden Competition, an event where Council encourages all our residents to take part. Our local private gardens are as vital to our City as our public parks and reserves. Private gardens play an important role in making our suburbs some of the most attractive in Sydney.

There are some great prizes to be won and we are looking for gardens of all types, shapes and sizes. It can be your front or back garden, it can be a garden you have created on your balcony or in a small courtyard, it can be a garden created by school children or by a local business that has a beautifully kept landscaped entrance to their property. There is a category for everyone. You can enter your own garden or nominate a neighbour. We want to hear about all the well-kept and attractive gardens in our City.

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CATEGORIES:
  • Domestic Front Garden
  • Domestic Back Garden
  • Annuals Display
  • Balcony or Courtyard Garden
  • Vegetable Garden
  • Native Garden
  • School or Educational Facility - Children’s Garden
  • Planted Nature strip
  • Industrial/Commercial Landscaping (Trophy Only)
  • Residential Complex (If looked after by Residents)
Judging

Gardens will be judged between 9am to 3pm Monday 19th September to Friday 23rd September inclusive.

All gardens must be accessible on the allocated judging days.  Judges will not enter private property without someone being on site to show them around.

Monday 19th         Mascot gardens

Tuesday 20th        Mascot/Rosebery/Eastlakes

Wednesday 21st  Daceyville/Pagewood/Eastgardens

Thursday 22nd     Hillsdale/Banksmeadow/Botany

Friday    23rd         Botany

Depending on the number of entries from each suburb judging days may vary.

Judges will leave a card in the letter box if no one is home.

Who are the Judges?

Each year the NSW Professional Garden Judges Group appoints two judges for the City of Botany Bay.  This year the judges will be renowned horticulturalist Hazel King and Landscape designer and horticulturalist Carmel Quill.  Both have extensive experience judging residential gardens for local councils and gardening societies around Sydney.

Neither lives nor works in the City of Botany Bay local government area.

This is the second year Hazel has judged the competition. The Professional Garden Judges Group rotates appointments.  A judge is only allocated to a competition for two consecutive years.

Both Hazel and Carmel will be invited to the presentation evening to congratulate the winners and chat to all the entrants about their gardens. 

Enter & Win
  • Enter as many categories as you like.
  • The judges will be looking for the best garden in each category, taking into consideration garden design and layout, maintenance, plant and lawn health.
  • Entries close: Friday 10th September
  • Judging Days: Monday 19th to Friday 23rd September inclusive

Please note someone must be present for the judging.

  • Winners announced at a special Presentation Evening hosted by Council on Thursday 3 November

Should you require any further information regarding the Garden Competition please contact Council’s Event Team on 9366 3666.

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You can fill in the online form below to enter.

Please tick the category or categories you are entering:
Domestic Front Garden
Domestic Back Garden
Annuals Display
Balcony or Courtyard Garden
Native Garden
Vegetable Garden
School or Educational Facility - Children’s Garden
Planted Nature Strip
Industrial/Commercial Landscaping (Trophy Only)
Residential Complex (If looked after by Residents)
Details:
Address:
I am aware that either myself or my representative must be at my residence for judging * (required)
Entering on behalf of someone else?

Type the characters you see in the image below * (Required)