Friday, 21 September 2018

2018 Competition Results

Gardening can be a relaxing and healthy past time, but it can also be a lot of work and that hard work was reflected in the standard of entries the competition attracted this year. Congratulations to all entrants in this year's competition. 

The gardens are open today and tomorrow between 10am - 4pm.

All images in this post are the work of P. Bowler, a member of Coffs Harbour Garden Club.


Champion Garden

9 Timbertops Drive, Coffs Harbour



Reserve Champion Garden

38 Island Road, Sapphire Beach

Encouragement Award Garden
2 King Street, Coffs Harbour

Waterwise A Garden - Residential block up to 1000m2
4/48 West High Street, Coffs Harbour




Waterwise B Garden - Residential block over 1000m2
88 Korora Basin Road, Korora

Waterwise C Garden - Industrial/Commercial & 
Community block
Pacific Bay Resort

Winner - Community Garden Vegetable Plot
@ Scarborough Street, Woolgoolga

Second - Community Garden Vegetable Plot
@ Bruce King Drive, Boambee East

Winner - Home Garden, owner/occupier of strata or community title dwelling
Villa 1/21 Cornish Street, Coffs Harbour


Second - Home Garden, owner/occupier of strata or community title dwelling
2/4 Basswood Court, Coffs Harbour


Winner - Home Garden, block up to 1000m2
38 Island Road, Sapphire Beach


Second - Home Garden, block up to 1000m2
5 Sunnyside Close, Coffs Harbour


Winner - Home Garden, block from 1001m2 to 4000m2

9 Timbertops Drive, Coffs Harbour

Second - Home Garden, block from 1001m2 to 4000m2

29 Berkeley Drive, Bonville

Winner - Home Garden, block over 4001m2

88 Korora Basin Road, Korora

Second - Home Garden, block over 4001m2

47 Gould Road, Bonville


Winner - Home Garden maintained by entrant over 
75 years of age

90/17 Walco Drive, Sawtell


Second - Home Garden maintained by entrant over 
75 years of age

3A Kratz Drive, Coffs Harbour

Winner - Home Garden on rented property
12 Eungella Street, Toormina

Second - Home Garden on rented property

21 Bray Street, Coffs Harbour


HC - Home Garden on rented property
7 Prince James Ave, Coffs Harbour



Winner - Patio or courtyard garden
24 Barlee Place, North Boambee Valley


Second - Patio or courtyard garden

66 Glenlyon Drive North Boambee Valley

Winner - Best Kerbside appeal garden

14 Vera Drive, Coffs Harbour


Second - Best Kerbside appeal garden
5 Sunnyside Close, Coffs Harbour



Winner - Home vegetable garden

88 Korora Basin Road, Korora


Second - Home vegetable garden

38 Island Road, Sapphire Beach



Highly Commended - Home vegetable garden

12 Eungella Street, Toormina



Winner - Garden of home built and occupied since Sep 2016

29 Berkeley Drive, Bonville


Second - Garden of home built and occupied since Sep 2016

12 Worland Drive, Boambee East



Highly Commended- Garden of home built and 
occupied since Sep 2016

29 Loaders Lane, Coffs Harbour



Winner - Nominated Best Garden Feature

24 Barlee Place, North Boambee Valley
Tuscany Wall with Conifers



Second - Nominated Best Garden Feature

9 Timbertops Drive, Coffs Harbour
Pond Area



Winner - Whole School garden

Kororo Public School



Second - Whole School garden

St Augustine's Primary School


Highly Commended - Whole School garden

Woolgoolga High School


Winner - Best native garden on school property

Bonville Public School


Second Best native garden on school property

Kororo Public School


Winner - Best vegetable garden on school property

Bonville Public School


Second - Best vegetable garden on school property

Coffs Harbour Public School


Winner - 'Curly Kale' School seed growing competition

Coffs Harbour Public School


Second - 'Curly Kale' School seed growing competition

Bonville Public School

Third - 'Curly Kale' School seed growing competition

Crossmaglen Public School



Winner - Industrial/commercial/community garden

Pacific Bay Resort



Second - Industrial/commercial/community garden

Coffs Harbour Regional Airport Terminal Gardens



Winner - Whole garden of hospitals, churches, clubs, and commercially operated retirement estates and nursing homes

Masonic Village


Second - Whole garden of hospitals, churches, clubs, and commercially operated retirement estates and nursing homes

Lakes Estate Retirement Village



Most attractive roundabout in the Coffs Harbour City Council Area 

Moonee Street and West High Street
Gardener Jeff Klepzig

The gardens in the Coffs Region were undoubtedly something to be proud of for the two Judges from South West Rocks. Coffs Garden Club really appreciates all the gardeners who entered the 2018 Spring Garden Competition.

Presentation Night Tonight!

image P. Bowler

The Cavanbah Centre, Harbour Drive is the place to be tonight to hear who are the winners in this year's competition. The night will kick off at 7pm and there'll be a light supper following.

Just to add to the fun of the night, there'll be raffle prizes, lucky door, a name will be drawn from all entrants in the competition for a surprise and also one drawn from all new entrants to get a little extra. 

Lots happening and hope you have a fantastic night.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Kerbside Appeal Gardens

image P. Bowler

The Spring Garden Competition had a wonderful inclusion this year - Best Kerbside Appeal Garden. This category proved to be a really popular addition and there were some wonderful kerbside gardens entered. So much so, the Committee thought it a good idea to list all the garden addresses. If you'd like to take a drive and see some beautiful kerbside appeal gardens the following list will be of assistance.


These gardens are not in any particular order - they are grouped in areas as we do for the Judging - Coffs, South and North.

Coffs Kerbside Appeal Gardens:

  • 7 Prince James Avenue, Coffs Harbour
  • 6 Rippon Close, Coffs Harbour
  • 9 Beryl Street, Coffs Harbour
  • 15/7 Gundagai Place, Coffs Harbour (there are more lovely gardens in this complex with easy, flat access)
  • 5 Sunnyside Close, Coffs Harbour
  • 14 Vera Drive, Coffs Harbour


South Kerbside Appeal Gardens:

  • 10/17 Walco Drive, Sawtell
  • 18 Sleeman Ave, North Boambee Valley
  • 154 Marian Grove, Toormina
  • 152 Marian Grove, Toormina
  • 18 Sieben Road, Boambee East



North Kerbside Appeal Gardens:

  • 14 Bent Street, Nana Glen
  • 1/49 Dammerel Crescent, Emerald Beach
  • 12 Campbell Street, Safety Beach
  • 15/17 Turon Parade, Woolgoolga
  • 39 Arrawarra Road, Arrawarra


The decision to enter a particular category in the Spring Garden Competition is the sole decision of the garden maintainer, not Coffs Harbour Garden Club.