The 2017 Hills District and Bunya Garden Competition has been judged.  This is the 49th year of this competition which is run in Ferny Hills, Everton Hills, Arana Hills and the Bunya area.

Judging was independently done by Noel and Heather Prior who aremembers of the Australian Horticultural Judges Association.

Entries were down this year due to the tough weather conditions and no rain. However for our small competition we still managed three new entries in amongst our 14 entrants. We look forward to seeing many more in our 50th year in 2018.

Sponsorship was wonderful once again from our many and varied businesses that supported us and our gardeners who will receive all of their vouchers and goods. For the gardeners free entry it’s not a bad return for doing something you love.

Our grand champion this year came from Arana Hills. Kaye & Norm Williams entered our garden competition for the first time last year and received a first in New Entry garden and third in Residential garden. This year with their First in Residential Gardens (both front & back yard gardens) the judges’ points put them in as the overall winner.

All of our entrants put in huge efforts to not only get their gardens ready for our competition but for their own enjoyment. There is nothing better than sitting back at the end of the day and enjoying the fruits of your labour. Plus it continues the theme of why the garden competition started 49 years ago with its view to beautify the area. Please visit the Ferny Hills Progress Association website to view photos of all this years winning gardens.

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