Avid gardeners and proud green thumbs show their creative flair each year in the North Sydney Garden Competition.
Enter the North Sydney Garden Competition online
or print and bring/post the paper entry form (244KB)
During online entry you will be asked:
- nominate a judging time 8.30am-3.30pm, weekdays Monday 9 September to Friday 20 September,
- which categories (see below) you are entering your garden in,
- just one visit per garden is needed (quantity 1).
Entry is free and open to all residents, businesses or groups in the North Sydney local government area (285KB). You are welcome to enter more than one category (see below) and your garden may automatically be judged in additional categories (judges discretion). Entries close Monday 2 September.
Invites are sent out later for the Tues 9 October 2019 (Hutley Hall) awards evening presented by Logie-winning, Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis. Contact is Melissa McManus on 9936 8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Categories & Winners
Hosted by Costa Georgiadis 17 October 2018
Winning Gardens (all) and the Presentation night
Winning Gardens 2018 (44MB)
2017 Winners and Presentation
Hosted by Costa Georgiadis
Winning Gardens 2017 (58MB)
Presentation Gala 2017 (23MB)
Category 1 - Most beautiful balcony
Small spaces that have had their garden potential maximised through pots and planter boxes.
Category 2 - Most beautiful courtyard
Pots, planter boxes, ornaments, walled gardens. Areas where gardeners are often challenged by limited space and lots of hard surfaces.
Category 3 - Most environmentally friendly garden
Demonstrating environmental awareness and creating wildlife habitats. Using recycled materials or using sustainable gardening practices. Show the judge how you are doing your bit for the environment.
Category 4 - Most beautiful commercial garden
Schools, hotels, retirement villages, shops and apartment buildings where more than 50% of the gardening work is carried out by professionals.
Category 5 - Most beautiful garden
Division 5A – Single Dwelling Garden
Division 5B – Shared or multi-dwelling Gardens where more than 50% of the gardening work is carried out by residents.
Category 6 - The Lex and Ruby Graham Prize
For the most beautiful public area maintained by residents. For outstanding contribution made by volunteers to a public area.
Division 6A – Individual
Division 6B - Group
Category 7 - Best children’s garden
Created or cared for by a child or group of children.
Category 8 - Best Urban Forest Garden
Recognising gardeners that place the focus on trees and canopy cover rather than the ground level. Providing shade, habitat and atmospheric purification for the whole community.
Category 9 - Best Edible Garden
A balcony herb garden through to a full-blown vegetable patch or orchard: any garden that features edible product.
Division 9A – Private
Division 9B – Community
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