The Sydney Hills Gardening Competition is on again this year and indeed is the only Orange Blossom Festival running in 2020.

The first competition ran in 1959 as the forerunner of the Orange Blossom Festival.

Gardeners have until September 11 to register their garden. Judging is 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: “Even with drought and the variable weather, we see so many beautiful gardens in this competition. Every year, we are delightfully surprised by the sheer beauty that’s created by the hard work of proud gardeners.

“More than ever, this is a time to celebrate the fine gardens of the Hills District.”

The Gardening Competition is run each year by The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville and has a variety of categories for gardeners from small Town Houses to residential gardens, to gardens of industrial, commercial and retirement complexes and schools.

An Awards Night will be held on Friday September 25 at the Harvey Lowe Pavilion where award winning gardens and their gardeners will be honored and receive prizes according to COVID-safe requirements.

For more information visit your local garden centre or Keith Stapley on 0412 079 014

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