Get Gardening

Don your gloves and head for the garden because the much anticipated and eagerly contested Tablelands Garden Awards are back for 2022.

‘The competition is open to all gardens in the Tablelands Regional Council area,’ said member of the judging panel Councillor Annette Haydon.

‘We have categories for home gardens, new home gardens, rural home gardens, edible gardens, community gardens, commercial gardens and for young gardeners.

‘Eligibility details and criteria are available on our website and several of the categories are also eligible for the garden of the year award.

‘You can nominate online or pop in to one of our customer service centres for a form, and they need to be submitted by 3pm on Friday 2 September to be eligible.

‘This year we have introduced a people’s choice category so keep your eye out for an opportunity to cast your vote from Thursday 15 until 5pm Tuesday 20 September.

‘We’ll judge the gardens between Monday 12 and Friday 16 September, and hold the presentations on Wednesday 21 September.

‘There are prizes for first and second place in each category,’ said Councillor Haydon.

Sandra and Dennis Paton of Atherton’s Garden of the Year in 2020.