IN BLOOM: A rainbow of colours will bring this garden alive during the 2017 Spring Garden Competition.
IN BLOOM: A rainbow of colours will bring this garden alive during the 2017 Spring Garden Competition.

Coffs garden comp invites you to stop and smell the roses

IT may seem like midwinter but entries are already opening for Coffs Harbour's Spring Garden competition.

This is one of the largest garden competitions in NSW with 26 different categories covering residential gardens of every size, including rental properties, as well as schools and commercial gardens, plus a special section for water wise gardening.

The 2017 competition will be launched on July 29 at Total Gardens nursery and cafe on Coramba Road.

This year the special school growing competition theme is 'rocket launch', with free seeds from Fothergills Seeds.

The nursery will have live entertainment with music, coffee and a sausage sizzle from 10am until 2pm on July 29.

There will be bargains on plants and ideas for your garden and members of Coffs Harbour Garden Club will be in attendance.

Entry forms will be available from Total Gardens and the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden and can also be downloaded from them club's website: coffsgardenclub.com.

Judging of the competition will begin on September 10 and winners will be announced and awards presented on Friday September 15, with winning gardens open to the public on Saturday and Sunday September 16 and 17.

Right now is a great time to join the Garden Club which offers friends, friendly help and some great outings for new and experienced gardeners alike.

Coffs Harbour Garden Club is planning a visit to five beautiful gardens at Sapphire on Thursday August 3, with lunch at Beachstone Café.

Also on Thursday August 3, Bellingen River District Rose and Garden Club are hosting a Friendship, Flowers and Food Day at the Uniting Church Hall in Hyde St from 10am.

Entry of $10 includes morning tea and lunch. The day will include talks on biological pest control, native plants, bonsai and local ecology.

For the Bellingen event, an RSVP is essential for catering purposes.

Call Judy on 66552232.


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