ABOVE AND AT LEFT: Last year’s Champion Garden belonged to Maree and Paul Parkinson from Tullera.
ABOVE AND AT LEFT: Last year’s Champion Garden belonged to Maree and Paul Parkinson from Tullera.

Looking for our next green thumb champions

PLENTY of colour and neatness - that's what the judges will be looking for in the Lismore Spring Garden competition.

"Judges don't want to see dead flowers, leaves or plants, no weeds; everything well mulched," said organiser Ray Hanlon.

There are 27 categories, including best town garden, country garden, front garden, back garden, new garden, vegie garden and best floral display.

The overall winner will be crowned Champion Garden for postcode2480.

There are also categories for school gardens, with 12 schools entered.

There is a lot of history in the Lismore Spring Garden competition which started in 1931 and has run every year apart from a few years during the Second World War.

About the competition

  • Entries close at 6pm on Monday. To enter, phone Ray Hanlon on 6625 1773 or Judy Thorne on 6622 0974.
  • Judging will take place on September 12-13 with the winners announced on Friday, September 19.
  • Most gardens will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday September 20 and 21.
  • The Northern Rivers overall Grand Champion which involves Kyogle, Casino, Woodburn and District and Lismore Club's Grand Champions will be judged on Monday September 22.


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