2019 Senior’s Garden Competition Winners Announced !

2019 Senior’s Beautiful Garden Competition

Celebrating Senior’s dirty hobbies as NT Senior’s Month starts to draw to a close in the Territory.

Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT has announced its Top End 2019 Senior’s Garden Competition award winners on 26 August 2019, at a special Senior’s Month free luncheon event, in recognition and acknowledgment for their efforts.

Ngaree Ah Kit MLA presented Senior Territorian recipients with award certificates, in recognition and acknowledgment of the gardening and water conservation efforts by seniors participating in the 2019 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 immense benefit to the Territory and Territorians.

“Our beautiful nurtured seniors’ gardens generate a lot of love among family, friends and neighbours. They also achieve great environment and social benefits within our communities and to the enjoyment 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. Our 2019 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 taller.

“To each and every active gardener in the Territory doing their bit to make our home a beautiful and better place – thank you and keep up the great work.”

The main award categories for this year were best ‘Large’, ‘Small’ and ‘Rural’ gardens plus special recognition for Water Smart Gardens.

Judging criteria included garden, design, intent, maintenance and home safety.

2019 (Top End) Seniors Gardening Award Recipient


Beverly Aitkin

Best Small Garden

Elspeth Harvey

Runner-up Small Garden

Josephine Anderson

Highly Commended

Paulinea Cercarrela

Best Large Garden

Cheryl & Dieter Conrad

Runner-up Large Garden

Angela Tanner

Highly Commended

Mary Ashley

Best Rural Garden

Cheryl Bruce

Runner-up Rural Garden

Myra Skinner

Highly Commended

Valda Lefebvre

Water Smart Garden Winner

Cheryl Bruce

Highly Commended Water Smart

Mary Ashley

Highly Commended Water Smart

Lyla Wills

Special Mention – Rural Gardening Contributions






For further information please contact

Heimo Schober, Chief Executive Officer, Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT, by phone 0407 186 461 or email to ceo@kabcnt.org.au

About Keep Australia Beautiful Council (NT)

Keep Australia Beautiful Council NT is the Northern Territory’s peak body on litter prevention. With more than four decades of experience in engaging Territorians to care for their local environments, KABC(NT) Programs include Territory Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities, National Litter Index, Eco-Schools, Sustainable Cities, Clean Beaches, Guardians of Oceania and Keep Australia Beautiful Week in August.

The KABCNT website is www.kabcnt.org.au where all information on the organisation can be accessed including membership, Eco-School program and the National Litter Index, which is Australia’s only independent nation-wide litter research.