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2017 Garden Competition

The Hills District Garden Competition is open to all residents of Arana Hills, Everton Hills, Ferny Hills and Bunya.

 New and recycled committee members are always welcome - please email us at gardencomp@fhpa.org.au if you are able to assist in any way.

 

Launch - Saturday, 6th May

Plant Fest - Saturday, 18th August

Entries Close - Wednesday, 13th September

Judging - Sunday, 17th September

Presentations - Sunday, 15th October

 

Please note that, by entering, you give permission for us to publish photos of your garden and limited personal information. Only your surname and suburb are published on this website with photos of your garden. Prize winners have their full name and address published at the Arana Hills Library and in The Hills Echo, but this is only distributed locally. Phone numbers and email addresses provided by you are only made available to Committee members.

All entrants are entitled to a discount at Doyles Home Timber and Tradeware by quoting Trade Card 08797.

Drakes IGA at McDowall and Samford will also make a donation to the Competion based on purchases you make
with a keytab all entrants will receive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The categories for this year's competition are:

The Edible Garden category includes vegetable gardens, herb gardens and fruit trees.

Residents can only enter their front garden OR their back garden OR both, as they are each in a different prize category. You must enter both your front and back garden to be eligible for the Residential prize category. The judges will determine whether the garden is residential or acreage, and/or native.

We've added a non-residential section this year which we hope to be able to expand in future. It includes Schools and Kindys.

The judging criteria for each category are shown here.

 

Links to selected gardening websites:
http://www.abc.net.au/gardening   Gardening Australia
http://www.calyx.com.au               Qld Garden Competitions
http://www.annettemcfarlane.com  Annette McFarlane, Grovely TAFE
http://rhsv.org.au                        Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria
http://www.opengarden.org.au      Open Garden Scheme (now concluded)

Click on the links below to the photos for your suburb of choice:

Arana Hills

Everton Hills

Ferny Hills

Bunya

Non-Residential

 

Arana Hills Gardens

 

Bullimore Garden - President's Trophy and Second, Back Yard

 

Horton Garden - Second, Residential and Second, Front Yard

 

 

Perkins Garden - Third, New Entry

 

Stapleton Garden - First, Edible Gardens

 

 

Steer Garden - First, Waterwise and First, Front Yard

 

Williams Garden - Grand Champion and First, Residential

 

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Everton Hills Gardens

Brinums Garden - First, New Entry and Third, Front Yard

 

Quirk Garden - Third, Back Yard

 

Young Garden - Second, New Entry

 

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Ferny Hills Gardens

Hildebrand Garden - Meritorious

Jonsson Garden - Third, Waterwise

 

McAuliffe Garden - First, Back Yard

 

 

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Bunya Gardens

None this year

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Non-Residential

The Hills Community Garden - Winning Garden

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