A group of committed volunteers are now running the Gosford District Garden Competition in 2017 with a grant from Central Coast Council.
“We look forward to the support and participation in the competition by all gardeners in the former Gosford Shire, as this year the aim is to make the competition more for the average gardener and to encourage new gardeners to enter,” said Ms Dot Kite, Gosford District Garden Competition Inc. President. “Surrounding Gosford there are beautiful gardens. “In the cool hillside areas of Kulnura, Mangrove Mountain, Somersby and Matcham, owners of acreages create spectacular gardens.
“The mild climate of the coastal suburbs of Forresters Beach, Terrigal, down to Avoca Beach and Davistown, is perfect for tropical and seaside planting, so we encourage all enthusiastic gardeners in the Gosford surrounds to enter the competition. “There are 14 different classes to cater for every type of garden. “Whether you have large acreage, a small suburban block, a colourful patio, an edible garden or even an interesting succulent or bromeliad garden, there is a class in which you can enter. “Do you have just one special feature in your garden? “There is a class just for that too,” Ms Kite said.
The competition is open to all residents in the former Gosford Shire and it’s free to enter, with all gardens judged by Garden Clubs’ of Australia certified garden judges. There are special classes for all school gardens in which the students assist in the maintenance, as well as for community gardens maintained by community volunteers. The competition culminates with a Presentation Evening on October 27, to which all entrants are invited.
Source: Media release, Jul 24 Dot Kite, Gosford District Garden Competition Inc.