Summer’s a blooming beautiful time for a garden competition!
The ŌCHT Garden Awards are back for their fifth year and the judges will soon be on the hunt for our community’s greenest fingers.
They’ll visit all summer gardens in your area in late January. You don’t have to fill in an entry form – you just have to enjoy growing a great garden.
Judges Pam Sharpe and David Moyle recently visited Angus Court resident Tilaga, a former Supreme Award joint-winner whose gardening has beautified her community for more than 20 years.
Tilaga says anyone who makes an effort in the garden is already an award winner.
Everyone should have something to look at and to enjoy.
“We create our own environment, and it should be beautiful.”
Judges will look at all front and rear gardens.
They’ll look for healthy plant growth; tidy presentation and a lack of weeds; plant colour and, if edible gardens are your thing, a wealth of healthy vegetables.
We’ll let the best gardeners know they’ve made the cut before the awards presentation in March.
They’ll be in the running for certificates and prizes.
There’s always a lot of friendly rivalry between ŌCHT communities. So catch up with your neighbours, and dig deep for the awards!