The Sydney Hills Garden Competition is on again and keen gardeners have until September 13 to submit their entries. Organised by The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville, the competition attracted more than 70 competitors last year.

Organiser Keith Stapley said he feared that dry weather, winds and water restrictions may effect the number of entries this year.

The Hills Garden competition was started in 1959 as the forerunner to the Hills Orange Blossom Festival.

Gardens are judged by professional and experienced horticulturists and landscapers. In the past judges have included local gardening gurus Judy Horton and Ross Miller along with Horticulturalist Judith Sleijpen.

Ross Miller said: “Every year we are delightfully surprised by the sheer beauty that’s created by proud gardeners across the Hills district. It’s great to see their creativity and work honoured in this Orange Blossom Festival event”.

There is a wide range of catergories, from Small Town Houses to residential gardens, to gardens of industrial, commercial and retirement complexes and schools.

The Awards Night will be held on Friday, September 28 where award winning gardens and their gardeners will be honoured and receive prizes.

For more information about entering your garden visit or call Keith Stapley on 0412 079 014.

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