Garden Competition winners announced


Camden just keeps blossoming! This year, once again, Camden Council hosted the annual Garden Competition for local residents, with the winners recently receiving their titles.

Our passionate Camden garden enthusiasts and green thumbs produced outstanding, creative and eye-catching gardens for this year’s competition.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Ashleigh Cagney, said she was extremely impressed with the amount of dedication and creativity that went into the creation of each garden display.

“Once again, each garden display entered into this year’s competition has reflected the passion and creativity of each resident and their contribution towards making our community a beautiful one,” she said.

“I continue to encourage our community to participate in activities such as these. It is such an interactive way to engage with our beautiful environment, with the fun addition of a little friendly competition!”

“Thank you to all participants who entered this year. Council looks forward to seeing what you do with your gardens for years to come.”

Thank you to our Silver sponsor, Downes Wholesale Nursery, and to the Bronze Sponsors, CPE Tree Services and MDG Studio Film & TV Productions, for their support in 2023.

The winners of the 2023 Camden Council Garden Competition were:

Seniors Citizen Garden:

  • Winner – Terry and Robyn Watson;
  • Runner Up – Robert Herrmann; and
  • Highly Commendable – Stephen Barrett.

Small Residential:

  • Winner – Rachel Fulwood;
  • Runner Up – Terry and Robyn Watson; and
  • Highly Commendable – Anitha Varghese.

Large Residential Garden:

  • Winner – Robert Herrmann.

Veggie Garden/Plot:

  • Winner – Beryl Rofe;
  • Runner Up – Jason Mathers; and
  • High Commendable – Karen Williams.

Best Floral Display:

  • Winner – Beryl Rofe;
  • Runner Up – Syed Rahman; and
  • Highly Commendable – Rachel Fulwood.

School/Class Plot:

  • Winner – Great Beginnings Gregory Hills; and
  • Runner Up – Julie Brown.

Most Sustainable Garden:

  • Winner – Catherine Curtis; and
  • Runner Up – Lloyd Farnon.

Commercial Garden:

  • Winner – Natasha Webster;
  • Runner Up – Carrington Care; and
  • Highly Commendable – Camden Downs Retirement Village.

Grand Champion:

  • Beryl Rofe

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