How well did your garden go?

KEEN and competitive Coffs Harbour gardeners will find out tonight how well their gardens fared in the 2008 Coffs Harbour Garden Competition.

Awards in the competition will be presented at a free presentation and supper at the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden, beginning at 7pm.

All interested people are welcome to attend.

Garden judge Hedney Gillett, who has spent four days travelling hundreds of kilometres around the Coffs Harbour City area from dawn to dark judging gardens, said she had thoroughly enjoyed the experience, especially meeting country school children and seeing their gardens.

“I've been all over the State,' said the qualified Garden Judges of Australia judge, who is based in Grafton.

“You think you've seen everything in a garden, but I still see lots of different things - even small gardens can have a huge amount of new ideas.

“Some gardens are surprising because they are not what you expect from people.”

Among gardens she particularly liked was the winner of the Woman over 70 garden; the Waterwise garden winner and the Coffs Harbour City Council's roundabout gardens.



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