Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Time for Garden Comp Planning

Avid gardeners and proud green thumbs show their creative flair each year in the Coffs Harbour Spring Garden Competition. While spring is still a little bit away, now is an excellent time to plan how you'd like to showcase your little piece of paradise on the Coffs Coast for the Judges to see early September.

This year will mark the 30th year that Coffs Harbour Garden Club have hosted this popular community event in conjunction with Coffs City Council who sponsor the Waterwise garden competitions. CH Mayor, Denise Knight has been a wholesome supporter of the competition. She appreciates the hard work, latest gardening techniques, sustainability ideas, along with sound garden practices that prepared a garden for judging. To boot, these gardeners are working towards making Coffs Harbour a wonderful environment in which to live.

This year has been very challenging for our gardens and gardeners. This last summer didn't bring its usual rain so it was very dry leading into Autumn and Winter. What is amazing though, is that gardeners are very adept at turning negatives into positives and deal with adverse conditions. Competition 2018 small garden category winner, Mary Booth said 'I've had to tweak things a bit in my garden due to the dry conditions, but it still looks lovely'. Mary has decided not to enter this year because she wants to dedicate her energies into being a member of the Spring Garden Competition Committee.

For this year there are some changes from previous competitions. The New Home/New Garden category has been pushed out to gardens that have been built and established over the last five years; this category has the support of The BayRange Group aka Total Gardens with a prize pool of $250.  

The official launch of the competition will be at the Botanic Gardens on Saturday 27 July commencing at 1:00pm. Coffs Garden Club also celebrate 40 years and this will be marked on this day, so lets celebrate!

So folks, dust off the tools, peruse your favourite gardening magazines and catalogues for inspiration and get planning for the Coffs Harbour Spring Garden Competition 2019. 

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