Holgate gardens win in multiple categories

The winners of the 2015 Gosford City Garden Competition were announced at an award ceremony held at Erina Centre, Erina Fair, on Thursday, September 17 with gardens open to the public on Sunday, September 27.

School and residential Gardens in Holgate were the big winners of the night claiming five of the 12 category awards. Best Eco Friendly Garden (Residential) and Best Residential Front Garden went to Mr and Ms Peter and Christine Campbell.

Best Eco Friendly Garden, Best School Garden (preschool/primary) and Best Theme or Specialty Garden (Preschool/Primary/ Secondary/Tertiary/Children’s) went to Holgate Public School.

Other winners included Ms Kerry Hodge from Matcham in the category of Champion Residential Garden (over 1,000 square meters).

Wyoming was the second biggest winner with Ms Dianne Hill, taking out Best Patio, Balcony or Villa Courtyard Display, with Best Waterwise Garden, taken out by the Wyoming Community Centre, and Best Theme or Specialty Garden (Commerical) going to Henry Kendall Gardens Retirement Village.

Mr and Ms John and Doreen Johnson, of Terrigal, were winners in the category of Best Residential Rear Garden. Central Coast Grammar School (Erina Heights) took out the Best School Garden (secondary/tertiary) category.

Best Theme or Specialty Garden Residential went to Mr Brett Hardcare of Narara. Best feature in a Domestic Garden went to Mr Elliot Davis of MacMasters Beach.

Other categories awarded on the Coast included: Best Edible Garden (Residential) to Mr Duka Bojanic of Lisarow, and Best Nursing Home/ Retirement Village/Over 50s Garden, to Pine Needles Village, Erina.

Gardens that will be open the public on Sunday, September 27 are Duka Bojanic and Pat Whymark at 34 Cambourne Dve, Lisarow; Holgate Public School garden at 189 Wattle Tree Rd, Holgate; Ross and Joan Wilson will open their garden to the public at 3 Gill Ave, Avoca Beach and so will the Wood Glen Retirement Village at 105 Karalta Rd, Erina.

This year’s Open Gardens support the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Gosford. Gold coin donations are welcomed upon entry.

Media release,
Sep 18, 2015
Gosford City Council

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