Waverley Council is celebrating gardens and green thumbs with their triennial Waverley garden awards; a wonderful event that recognises the positive effect that gardens have upon those around them. The Council want to applaud local green thumbs that contribute to the improved well-being and overall quality of the Waverley landscape.
The beauty of this council is that they appreciate, respect and encourage creative diversity, understanding that it brings a brilliant vibrancy to the community. The awards recognise gardens of all shapes and sizes from a balcony garden, bush garden, English courtyards through to shared veggie patches and all are encouraged to enter.
The awards fall into four categories and will be judged by a panel of experts including guest judge Myles Baldwin, one of Australia’s leading landscape designer. Each garden will be assessed for its design, innovation, appearance, maintenance and overall quality. Sustainability initiatives and biodiversity will also be warmly welcomed.
The award categories are:
My Beautiful Garden
Open to home gardeners, garden designers and landscapers. Whatever style of garden, this award is for garden lovers at large.
Prizes include: $1,000 William Dangar Outdoor Solutions and Honeysuckle voucher
Utilising new methods and/or overcoming challenging spaces. Show us your creative and sustainable ideas.
Prizes include: $2500 Urban Growers voucher and 4 x Gold annual memberships to Graham Ross’ Garden Clinic
Special Street and Shared Gardens
Celebrating gardens located in public and/or shared spaces, and include quality individual street side gardens, community gardens, and any collaborative style garden.
Prizes include: Vouchers from GrowSpace and Bunnings
Celebrating budding green thumbs. Open to individuals and groups under the age of 18 years, including any type of garden within childcare centres, preschools and all local primary and high schools.
Prizes include: Twigz kids gardening tool kit
For Conditions of Entry or to nominate a local garden or your very own patch, simply visit Waverley Council Garden Awards. Submissions close 5pm, Friday 16th October 2015.
All nominees will be eligible to attend the Awards Ceremony presented by Myles Baldwin held at Bronte House, 14th November 2015.
The short of it…
Waverley Council Garden Awards
Waverley Local Government Area, NSW
Submissions close 16th October, 2015