Saturday, 21 September 2019

Raffle Winners


The raffle winners at the Presentation Night were:

Margaret Franks
Gaye Tarry
Amanda Detloff
Trish Welsh

Trish has kindly donated the book back to the club that she won.

For people who purchased tickets in the major fund raising raffle for the Spring Garden Competition (battery powered chainsaw and hedge trimmer + other prizes), this will be drawn on the 4th December and you don't have to be present at the drawing - good luck to all.

If anyone wants further tickets please email the club at coffsgardenclub@gmail.com we realise that this prize would make a fantastic Christmas prezzie!

Friday, 20 September 2019

Full Results of 2019 Spring Garden Competition

Champion Garden 
          Judy Luckie, 5 Sunnyside Close, Coffs Harbour

Reserve Champion Garden
          Simon & Jeannine Young, 38 Island Road, North Sapphire Beach

Encouragement Award
          Lucy Smith, 26 Linden Ave, Toormina


Judge’s Special Mention
          Carolyn Cliff, Unit 2, 96 First Ave, Sawtell

Waterwise A
          Judy Luckie, 5 Sunnyside Cl, Coffs Harbour

Waterwise B
          David & Samantha Jones, 29 Berkeley Dr, Bonville

Waterwise C
       Marian Grove Retirement Village, Marian Place, Toormina


Home garden, owner/occupier of strata or community title dwelling
1st Keryn Rodham, 25/11 McIntosh Cres, Woolgoolga

Home garden, owner/occupier of strata or community title dwelling
2nd Norma Antiss 3/17 Walco Drive, Sawtell


Home garden, block up to 1000m2
1st Judy Luckie, 5 Sunnyside Cl, Coffs Harbour





Home garden, block up to 1000m2


2nd Simon & Jeannine Young, 38 Island Rd, North Sapphire Beach



Home garden, block up to 1000m2
Highly Commended Robyn Tozer, 74 Bailey Ave, Coffs Harbour




Home garden, block from 1001m2 to 4000m2
1st David & Samantha Jones, 29 Berkeley Drive, Bonville



Home garden, block from 1001m2 to 4000m2
2nd Colin Smith 3A Kratz Drive, Coffs Harbour



Home garden, block size over 4001m2
1st Ash & Eve Sinha, 19 Middle Boambee Rd, Boambee

Home garden, block size over 4001m2
2nd Kevin & Gai Walker, 92 Faviell Dr, Bonville
  




Home garden maintained by entrants over 75 years of age
1st Colin Smith, 3A Kratz Drive, Coffs Harbour


Home garden maintained by entrants over 75 years of age
2nd Michael Cassin, 12 Jack Ladd St, Coffs Harbour



Home garden on rented property
1st Lynette Barnett, 7 Prince James Ave, Coffs Harbour



Home garden on rented property
2nd Alfred Jones, 21 Bray Street, Coffs Harbour




Best kerbside appeal garden 
1st Judy Luckie, 5 Sunnyside Close, Coffs Harbour



Best kerbside appeal garden 
2nd Simon & Jeannine Young, 38 Island Rd, North Sapphire Beach



Patio or courtyard garden 
1st Keryn Rodham, 25/11 McIntosh Cres, Woolgoolga




Patio or courtyard garden 
 2nd Beth Agland, 1 Serene Ct, Sapphire Beach




Home or community garden vegetable plot
1st Lucy Smith, 26 Linden Ave, Toormina




 Home or community garden vegetable plot
2nd Simon & Jeannine Young, 38 Island Rd, North Sapphire Beach




Garden of home built and occupied since Sep 2014
1st David & Samantha Jones, 29 Berkeley Dr, Bonville




Garden of home built and occupied since Sep 2014
2nd Vanessa Wasas, 17 Red Gum Crt, North Sapphire Beach



Whole school garden
1st Casuarina Steiner School




Whole school garden
2nd Kororo Public School



Whole school garden
HC Crossmaglen Public School



Best native garden on school property
1st Corindi Public School




Best native garden on school property
2nd Kororo Public School



Best vegetable garden on school property
1st Corindi Public School




Best vegetable garden on school property
2nd Orara High School



‘Perfect Pollinators’ School Seed Growing Competition
1st Bonville Public School



‘Perfect Pollinators’ School Seed Growing Competition
2nd Orara High School



‘Perfect Pollinators’ School Seed Growing Competition
3rd Coffs Harbour Public School



Commercial/community garden
1st South Coffs Community Garden, Bruce King Drive, Boambee



Commercial/community garden
2nd Woolgoolga Community Garden, 79 Scarborough St, Woolgoolga




Whole garden of hospitals, clubs, and commercially operated retirement estates and nursing homes
1st The Lakes Village, 20 Lakes Dr, Nth Boambee Valley




Whole garden of hospitals, clubs, and commercially operated retirement estates and nursing homes
2nd Marian Grove Village, 3 Marian Place, Toormina




Most attractive roundabout in the Coffs Harbour City Council Area
1st West High St/Moonee Street – Horticultural Services Staff




Most attractive roundabout in the Coffs Harbour City Council Area
2nd Albany St/Gordon Street – Horticultural Services Staff

Congratulations to all who entered in this year's competition. The Judges were 'blown away' by the quality of gardens - WELL DONE Coffs Coast gardeners!


Winning Gardens Open This Sunday


The gardens will be open this Sunday 22 September 2019 from 10am until 4pm. 

There will also be a list of open gardens in The Advocate tomorrow 21 Sep - this list will be the first placed gardens in the whole blocks entered in categories 1-6, new home/new garden, Waterwise A&B and all entrants in the Kerbside appeal gardens. 

Please refer to this website for the full results of the competition, which will be posted tonight at 8pm (we have to wait until after the Presentation of Awards).

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Business end of the Comp


The judging is complete and it's time to culminate all the scores and work towards organising for the Presentation Night.

The night will kick off 7pm, 20 September 2019 at the Cavanbah Centre, Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour.

After the presentation of awards and prizes the Garden Club will host a supper for all. Hope we can have lots of entrants attend the evening, there is a lucky door prize, draws for first time entrants, all entrants' draw and some terrific raffles.

We will also have a MEGA raffle which will be drawn on 4 December and it has as first prize a Bushranger Chainsaw, Trimmer and Battery pack valued at $648 and a decent second prize of a selection of Mr Fothergill's gardening tools in a rather special pot valued at $150. This special raffle is to raise funds for our Spring Garden Competition this year.  First prize was generously supported by Woolgoolga Mowers - please support them whenever you can.

Monday, 9 September 2019

What to Do Now

You've enjoyed your time in the garden maintaining it over the winter, you've topped up the mulch, kept your hedging up to date, on top of the weeding etc etc. and your entry has been placed in the Spring Garden Competition. Judging will be happening next week, so what should you be doing now?

In this last week focus should be put towards fine tuning in preparation for judging. 


  • Your hedges will need just a little 'tickle' to get rid of any scraggy bits - not a savage trim that some enthusiastic electric hedge-clipping wielding helper let loose can do, just a very light going over.
  • 3-4 days before judging mow the lawn and sharpen up your (lawn) edges.
  • Tidy up your yard of any messy material that may have fallen like broken limbs and palm leaves etc.
  • Give your outdoor furniture a little birthday to remove dirt and dust.
  • Scrub out your birdbaths so they are looking fresh and keep the water topped up.
  • Clean down any static garden art pieces.
  • If you planted annuals for that pop of colour, routinely deadhead spent flowers.
  • If Aunt Agatha's Arum lily (aka as Zantedeschia) in a beautiful pot is looking a bit dodgy, early this week give her leaves a spray with foliar fertilizer, if she is still not looking too crash hot on judging day move her to a spot less noticeable.
  • If something has failed you may be able to disguise this by placing an interesting plant in a pot there (providing of course it can tolerate that position), or some garden art.
  • Give your paths and outdoor areas a 'gurney' so there is no moss or mould apparent. 
  • If the paintwork on furniture is untidy perhaps a little brush up might be in order.
  • If your bins are going to be situ, make sure they are clean or alternatively on judging day pop them into the garage.
  • Your utility area, potting bench etc should be tidy - judges know it is a place of work but it should nonetheless be clean and organised.
  • Encourage your kids to move their jalopy to their friend's place so the driveway is clear, this is so the judge can assess your house and garden from the street.
  • Avoid doing the washing on judging day - you can have the day off!
  • On judging day make sure the hoses are put away along with any garden implements - the judge should be able to move freely around your garden front, back and sides.
Coffs Harbour Garden Club is just so appreciative of your entry and we wish you the very best in the judging - a little bit of rain would be pleasing too! Good Luck.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Only Seven Days to Go - Entries Close 6 Sep 2019

Entries in the 2019 Spring Garden Competition close Friday 6 September at 5:00pm.

ENTER COMPETITION HERE

Entry forms may be picked up from Botanic Gardens, Total Gardens, Local Libraries, Mitre 10 Woolgoolga, and mailed to PO Box 885, Coffs Harbour or simply click here to complete an on-line entry form.

If you have any queries please email coffsharbourgardenclub@gmail.com or call either Pat 6690 2511 or Maria 6656 2429.

NB:  The gardens of the Schools and Industrial/Commercial and Community Sections do not form part of the Open Gardens on 22 September.

Entries close Friday 6 September at 5:00pm.


ENTER HERE

Sunday, 18 August 2019

2019 Coffs Harbour Spring Garden Competition


The 2019 Coffs Harbour Spring Garden Competition is now open for entry. You can enter online by clicking here or on the Spring Garden Competition Button at the top of our Home Page.

If you require a paper entry form these can be found at The Botanic Garden, Total Gardens, Coffs Landscape Centre, Woolgoolga Mitre 10, area libraries (Toormina, Coffs & Woolgoolga), Toormina MI Organics and Woolgoolga Seniors Centre.

Entry is free with lots of great prizes so why not have a go, you could be surprised!

ENTER COMPETITION HERE