Keen gardeners have until Friday, September 11 to submit entries to the 2020 Sydney Hills Garden Competition.
The competition was the forerunner to the annual Orange Blossom Festival and was first run in 1959 as the brainchild of Councillor Eric Mobbs.
Over the past six years The Garden Competition has been run by The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville with the support of The Hills Shire Council, and the gardens are judged by professional and experienced horticulturists and landscapers.
Past judges have included local gardening gurus Ross Miller and Judy Horton.
If you think your garden is good enough then have a go and enter. There are no entry fees and a chance to win certificates and $2,000 in prizes. There are categories for all types of gardens and gardeners, from small town house gardens to large and small residential gardens, to gardens associated with retirement villages, schools and industrial and commercial complexes.
To be eligible to enter, gardens must be located in The Hills Shire or in the adjoining parts of suburbs including Northmead, North Rocks, Winston Hills, Carlingford, West Pennant Hills, Cherrybrook, Glenhaven, Glenorie, Dural, Galston and Arcadia.
Entries close on Friday, September 11. Judging will take place between September 15 and 19. The judges will need to visit each garden during this time and entrants will be advised of the date and estimated time of the visit the weekend before.
Entry forms are available on the Sydney Hills Garden Competition website: www.hillsgardencomp.org.au
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by post to 113 Castle Hill Rd., West Pennant Hills 2125. Closing date for entries is Friday, September 11, 2020.