Camden gardeners encouraged to enter competition

Do you fancy yourself to be a bit of a green thumb?

Now is your chance to prove your garden is the best on your street with entries open for Camden Council's Garden Competition.

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said the competition was a chance for residents to spruce up their garden and prove theirs is the best in town.

"Whether you're an amateur who loves to look after their garden or a seasoned expert who takes great pride in their backyard, you can enter this fantastic competition," Cr Fedeli said.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has also given people extra time at home and I am sure all our local gardeners have been busy preparing their yards for this time of year.

"I encourage all residents to consider entering the competition and sprucing up their garden with spring coming up."

The annual competition invites residents to enter their yard, plot or patio into one of the following categories:

  • Senior Citizen Garden
  • Small Residential
  • Large Residential
  • Veggie Garden/Plot
  • Best Floral Display
  • School/Class Plot
  • Professionally Maintained Garden
  • Most Creative Garden
  • Most Sustainable Garden
  • Best Lawn and
  • Commercial Garden

This year's competition will be judged by acclaimed florist and horticulturalist, Cecily Rogers and Alex Ross who will be critiquing entries on their overall garden layout, plant selection, hard landscaping and maintenance.

Last year's grand champion garden winner was Harrington Grove resident Dean Di Pede.

After his win last year Mr Di Pede encouraged other gardeners to enter the council competition.

"We have such a huge area now with a lot of nice gardens," he told the Advertiser last year.

"I think more people should enter because it really is a great event."

Entrants go into the running to win a share of $450 in VISA gift cards for each category with entries closing on Wednesday, October 14.

For more information or to enter, go to camden.nsw.gov.au and search 'Garden Competition'.