Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT has announced its first Senior’s Garden Competition award winners – the first of many more to come.
The competition was fierce and the judges had a tough time deciding after viewing all the beautiful gardens, however the winners have been decided and are as follows:
Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT 2017 Senior’s Beautiful Gardens Winner – Large Garden Cheryl & Dieter Conrad (Nightcliff)
Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT 2017 Senior’s Beautiful Gardens Winner – Small Garden Jo Anderson (Gray)
Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT 2017 Senior’s Beautiful Gardens Highly Commended Rural Patsy Fawcett (Adelaide River)
Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT 2017 Senior’s Beautiful Gardens Commended Vada Lefebvre (Muirhead)
Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT 2017 Senior’s Beautiful Gardens Highly Commended Judy Wright (Cullen Bay)
Ngaree Ah Kit, MLA and Assistant Minister for Seniors, presented Senior Territorians with trophies and award certificates, and recognised and acknowledged the efforts by seniors participating in the inaugural 2017 Senior’s Beautiful Garden Competition.
KABC(NT) Chief Executive, Heimo Schober, said a large number of senior Territorians really “dig gardening” and that beautiful gardens were of great benefit to the Territory.
“Our beautiful nurtured gardens seem to generate a lot of love among family, friends and neighbours. They also achieve great environmental benefits within our communities and to the appreciation of our native fauna,” Mr Schober said.
“With senior Territorians taking great pride and joy in their gardens, it’s about time we start giving recognition and acknowledgement for their efforts. Inaugural competition winners plus commended gardeners should all be extremely proud of their garden’s contribution to beautifying our cities.
“From little things big things grow and with the seed fairy’s help our Senior’s Beautiful Garden Competition planned for next year will grow to stand tall and proud.
“To each and every active gardener in the Territory doing their bit to make our home a beautiful and better place – keep up the great work.”
The main award categories for this year were ‘large’ and ‘small’ gardens and judging criteria included garden, design, intent, maintenance and home safety.
Thank you to everyone who entered! We hope to make this an annual event on the calendar!