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Spring garden competition proves to be a blooming success

The Tarry’s winning garden at Timbertops Drive, Diggers Beach. Photo: Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate
The Tarry’s winning garden at Timbertops Drive, Diggers Beach. Photo: Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

IT WAS time to take a break from the back-breaking work of gardening and to reap what they had sown.

Entrants in the Coffs Harbour Garden Club Spring Garden Competition gathered at the Cavanbah Centre a week ago to hear the judge's verdict.

Overall praise was given to the waterwise features of many gardens and to the creativity and devotion of the more than 100 gardeners who entered their "pride and joy" in the competition.

Mayor Denise Knight was on hand to hand out the honours and a well-deserved cuppa or two was enjoyed at the completion of the awards.

"We have had another fantastic year, and I congratulate everyone who entered the competition," Coffs Harbour Garden Club president Pat Roser said. 

  2013 COFFS HARBOUR GARDEN CLUB SPRING GARDEN COMPETITION WINNERS

Champion Garden
Bob & Gaye Tarry - 9 Timbertops Drive, Diggers Beach

Reserve Champion garden
Colin Dagger - 8 Kearn Close, Boambee East

Judge's Choice
Julie Compton - 23 Quail Crescent, Darlington Park, Arrawarra

Waterwise A
1st Annette & Laurie Gardner, 15/17 Walco Drive, Sawtell
2nd Kathy McWilliam, 13 Linden Ave, Toormina

Waterwise B
1st Brenda & Les Laurence, 18 Caba Close, Boambee
2nd Alex Groot, 95 High Street, Woolgoolga

Waterwise C
1st Sawtell Beach Holiday Park, Lyons Road, Sawtell
2nd Buddha's Bounty, 631 Hogbin Drive, Toormina

1. Garden owner /occupier of strata/community title dwelling

1st Annette & Laurie Gardner, 15/17 Walco Drive, Sawtell 2nd Nell Robinson, 71/17 Walco Drive, Sawtell

2. Small home garden, block up to 600m2  privately owned.
1st Kathy McWilliam, 13 Linden Ave, Toormina
2nd Sandra & Les Lambert, 10 Myall Close, Coffs Harbour

3. Home garden , block from 601m2 to 1000m2.
1st  Colin Dagger, 8 Kearn Close, Boambee East
2nd Paul Davies, 7 Kookaburra Close, Boambee East

4. Large home garden over 1000m2
1st Gaye & Bob Tarry, 9 Timbertops Drive, Diggers Beach
2nd Brenda & Les Laurence, 18 Caba Close, Boambee

5. Home garden, predominately native trees and shrubs.
1st Alex Groot, 95 High Street, Woolgoolga

6. Home garden maintained by entrants over 75 years of age.

1st Melva & Ted Grebert, 9 Gillibri Cres, Sawtell
2nd Nell Robinson, 71/17 Walco Drive, Sawtell
2nd John Witten, 90/17 Walco Drive, Sawtell

7. Whole garden-complex (flats, units villas etc.)
1st Green Gardens, 7 Gundagai Place, Coffs Harbour
2nd Bob Butcher, 3/10 Minorie Drive, Toormina

8. Most attractive front garden.
1st Colin Dagger, 8 Kearn Close, Boambee East
2nd Melva & Ted Grebert, 9 Gillibri Cres, Sawtell
HC Lynette Barnett, 7 Prince James Ave, Coffs Harbour

9. Best garden on rented property.
1st Mary Duroux, 12 Eungella Street, Toormina
2nd Nancye Wheatley, 5/48 Boultwood Street, Coffs Harbour
HC Fiona Simmons, 149 Holloways Road, Sandy Beach

10. Most attractive caravan or relocatable /mobile home garden
1st Marion & Ted Bullock, M32 Lorikeet Tourist Park, Arrawarra
2nd Julie Compton, 23 Quail Cres, Darlington Park, Arrawarra
HC Lucille Chambers, 36/369 Pine Creek Way, Bonville

11. Vegetable garden, Small,-up to 4m2  approximately.
1st Jeannette Jones, 24 Brodie Drive, Coffs Harbour
2nd Jennifer Parker, 128 Lamberts Road, Boambee East
HC Mary Duroux, 12 Eungella Street, Toormina

12. Vegetable garden, Large
1st Keith Taylor, 34 Stockmans Drive, Moonee Beach
2nd Sue & Ian Finn, 39 Estuary Drive, Moonee Beach
2nd Virginia Walraven, 301 East Bank Road, Coramba

13. Garden maintained by a disabled person.
1st Barry Schmidt, 27/17 Walco Drive, Sawtell
2nd Maureen & Merv Smith, 24/17 Walco Drive, Sawtell
HC Lynette Barnett, 7 Prince James Drive, Coffs Harbour

14. Patio or courtyard garden.
1st Annette & Laurie Gardner, 15/17 Walco Drive, Sawtell
2nd Bob & Gaye Tarry, 9 Timbertops Drive, Diggers Beach

15. Best garden feature
1st Wendy & Ray Chippington, 14B Seabreeze Place, Boambee East
2nd Kathy McWilliam, 13 Linden Ave, Toormina
HC Gavin Reid, 23 Loaders Lane, Coffs Harbour
HC Jill Mackney, 298 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour

16. New house new garden built and occupied since September 2011
1st Trish Welsh, 5A Seachange Cres, Moonee Beach
2nd Avalene Giffin, 34 Estuary Drive, Moonee Beach

Pink bouqet rose.
Pink bouqet rose. Kate Dodd

17. Whole school garden
1st Karangi Public School, 1004 Coramba Road, Karangi2nd Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School, 27 Curacoa St, Coffs Harbour
HC Boambee Public School, 28 Lindsays Road, Boambee

18. Bed of mixed flowers on school property
1st Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School, 27 Curacoa St, Coffs Harbour
2nd Karangi Public School, 1004 Coramba Road, Karangi

19. Best native garden on school property.
1st Karangi Public School, 1004 Coramba Road, Karangi
2nd Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School, 27 Curacoa St, Coffs Harbour

20. Vegetable garden on school property.
1st Karangi Public School, 1004 Coramba Road, Karangi
2nd Sandy Beach Public School, 19 Saye Close, Sandy Beach
HC Coffs Harbour Christian Community Junior School, 27 Curacoa St, Coffs Harbour

21. Garden of Industrial/commercial/community premises under 2000m2
1st Buddha's Bounty, 631 Hogbin Drive, Toormina
2nd St Joseph's Aged Care, 37 Azalea Ave, Coffs Harbour

22. Garden industrial/commercial premises over 2000m2
1st Park Beach Holiday Park, 1 Ocean Parade, Park Beach
2nd Coffs Harbour Airport, Aviation Drive, Coffs Harbour

Orchids.
Orchids. Peter Holt

23. Whole garden of retirement estate, nursing homes, hospitals, churches & clubs.
1st The Lakes Retirement Village, Lakes Drive, Coffs Harbour
2nd Coffs Harbour Masonic Village, 33 Mackays Road, Coffs Harbour
HC St Joseph's Eden Project, 37 Azalea Ave, Coffs Harbour

24. Whole garden of tourist accommodation (Motels, Hotels, B&B's Caravan Parks.
1st Sawtell Beach Holiday Park, Lyons Road, Sawtell
2nd Bonville International Golf Resort, 28 North Bonville Road, Bonville
2nd Park Beach Holiday Park, 1 Ocean Parade, Park Beach

25. Whole garden of Resort
1st Bonville International Golf Resort, 28 North Bonville Road, Bonville

26. Council Round-a-bouts.
1st Castle/Coffs Streets 2nd Vernon/Gordon Streets  

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