This year our annual garden competition turns 25! Many of our regular entrants were only youngsters when it was first held and now they are home owners and keen gardeners.
Our annual garden competition is a great way to celebrate what our City has become “a vibrant attract place where people want to live and raise their family.”
Whilst it was always mine dream for our City to become a “Garden Suburb” I am always grateful that our gardening community has embraced the vision and contributed to helping it become a reality. Driving around I sometimes wish the former editor of the Messenger Newspaper could see our city today. When I first became Mayor she told me I would never “make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.” I think even she would agree she was wrong.
The private gardens in our residential streets are the ones that make our City look good, well kept and vibrant.
As we celebrate our 25th year I urge all residents to spruce up their front gardens and enter. You don’t have to have a landscaped masterpiece to enter, just a well kept garden.
There are great prizes to be won with sponsorship totalling more than $25,000. This year we also welcome celebrity gardener Brendan Moar to our judging panel. Brendan will help judge the overall winner.
Let’s make this our best gardening competition ever. Get your gardening skills sharpened, your gardens spruced up and your entry form in.