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Calling all green thumbs: gardening comp’s $5,000 prize pool

green thumbs battle it out at the annual gardening competition.

It’s the that time of the year again when local green thumbs battle it out at the annual gardening competition.

Local gardeners and budding green thumbs will be pleased to hear entries are now open for another Campbelltown City garden competition.

The popular competition promotes the beautification of Campbelltown, showcases local gardening talent and fosters community pride.

This year boasts a prize pool totalling almost $5,000. Judging will take place on September 12 and 13, when flowering gardens will be in full bloom.

The competition is open to all Campbelltown local government area residents, schools and businesses. Entries close Monday, September 4.

Categories include best new garden, most unusual garden, best sustainable garden, best native garden, best small/medium garden, best large garden, best senior citizen garden, best backyard, best edible garden, best commercial/industrial garden and best educational garden.

There is also the Anne Haddock best cottage garden category, established in memory of one of the competition’s most successful past entrants.

Deputy Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr Meg Oates, said the annual competition was a great opportunity for residents across Campbelltown to show off their patch of paradise, and to play a vital role in instilling a sense of pride in their city.

“Campbelltown has many keen gardeners, and I’m glad council is able to host this popular competition, inspiring residents to share their beautiful gardens and innovative gardening ideas,” she said.

“There are some excellent prizes up for grabs, and I would encourage both novices and those with more experience to start preparing their gardens for this year’s competition.”

Visit to enter online, or to download an entry form, or pick up an entry form from Campbelltown Civic Centre, corner Queen and Broughton Streets, Campbelltown.

Completed entry forms can be emailed to, posted to PO Box 57, Campbelltown NSW 2560 or hand delivered to the civic centre.

There's $5,000 in prizemoney up for grabs.

There’s $5,000 in prizemoney up for grabs.


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