Wollondilly Garden Competition Winners Announced
Posted on: 19.10.2018
The winners of Wollondilly Shire Council’s annual Garden Competition were announced last night during a presentation at the Bargo Sports Club.
The 2018 Garden Competition had 42 entrants, including seven schools, from 14 different towns and included several first time entries.
Mayor, Cr Judith Hannan said, “With so many beautiful gardens in the Shire, this competition is one that is close to the hearts of many.”
“Given that we have had so little rain across the Shire this year, it is particularly impressive that our entrants have been able to sustain such lovely gardens,” she said.
The drought has had an impact on the area, but judges reported that this year’s standard of garden was still high and included dynamic, interesting and colourful garden displays of varying sizes.
The judges included previous Grand Champion Winners and Council Parks & Gardens staff. It took five days to visit and tour every garden in the competition, including both homes and schools.
The winners are:
GRAND CHAMPION 2018 - Trish & Steve Anderson
New Garden - 1st Place - James Sherry
Small Residential - 1st Place - Michele & James Jackson
Large Residential - 1st Place - Angelo & Rosemary Grima
Rural Homestead - 1st Place - Trish & Steve Anderson
Senior Citizen’s Garden - 1st Place - Judith McLachlan
Community Garden - 1st Place - Tahmoor Uniting
Commercial / Industrial Garden - 1st Place - Amanda Barnes
Best Native Garden - 1st Place - Richard Hanman
Best Cottage Garden - 1st Place - Doug & Annie Cooke
Best School Garden - 1st Place - Cawdor Public School
Best School Children’s Garden - 1st Place - Buxton Public School
List of Sponsors:
Narellan Sand, Soil & garden Supplies
Wollondilly Garden Club
Tahmoor Garden Centre
Picton Sand & Soil
Thorton Bros. Roses
Welby Garden Centre
Williams Mitre 10 Picton
Mark's Landscape Supplies
The District Reporter
CPE Tree Services