Best Large Garden - sponsored by Eden Gardens
Large private residential gardens - may be the whole garden or just a section.
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- 1st place: Angela Thomas
- 2nd place: Barbara Ford
- 3rd place: David Heyworth
- Very Highly Recommended: Geoffrey Robinson
- Highly commended: Peter Marshall
Best Small Garden
Small private residential gardens - may be the whole garden or just a section.
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- 1st place: Rae & Annalissa Roy
- 2nd place: Janet Commins
- 3rd place: Nettie Harris
- Very Highly Commended: Susan McErlane
- Highly Commended: Marion Nichol
Best Courtyard or Balcony Garden
Private residential garden using pots, planter boxes, ornaments, walled gardens etc.
- 1st place: Daniel Rosenbaum & Laura Khalil
- 2nd place: Darren Moore
- 3rd place: Robin Nichols
- Very Highly Commended: Annalissa Roy
Best Edible Garden - sponsored by Tumbleweed
Vegetable gardens, fruit gardens, permaculture gardens etc.
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- 1st place: Robin Nichols
- 2nd place: Jemma Rollo
- 3rd place: Dr Sehu
- Very Highly Commended: James Mizens
- Highly Commended: Riding for the Disabled
Best Native & Habitat-friendly Garden
Gardens which feature Australian native plants and include habitat elements to encourage native fauna such as birds, lizards, possums and insects.
- 1st place: The Habitat Nursery
- 2nd place: Riding for the disabled
Best Children’s Garden
Private residential gardens inspired and created by a child, group of children or a family with young children.
- 1st place: James Mizens
- Highly Commended: Aaron Pease
Best School Garden
Gardens within local primary or high schools where students and teachers or the community have worked together.
- 1st place: Kent Road Public School
- 2nd place: Epping Boys High
Best Pre-School Garden
Gardens within local pre-schools where students and teachers or the community have worked together.
- 1st place: Goulding Hill Pre-school
- 2nd place: North Ryde Community Pre-school
- 3rd place: Explore and Develop
Best Community Garden
Garden projects where the local community, groups or community organisations have worked together.
- 1st place: The Habitat
- 2nd place: Royal Rehab Productive Garden
- 3rd place: Riding for The Disabled
Best Commercial Garden - sponsored by SUEZ
Gardens within local businesses and commercial organisations e.g. hotels, retirement villages, commercial premises, small and large businesses, universities etc.
- 1st place: Brush Park Bowling Club
- 2nd place: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens
- 3rd place: Baptist Care
- Very Highly Commended: Living Choice
Best Bushcare Site
For an outstanding contribution made by volunteers at a recognised Bushcare site.
- 1st place: Meadowbank Park Bush care Group
- 2nd place: Mars Creek Bush care Group
- 3rd place: Ross Street Bush care Group
Sponsors for 2018
About The Spring Garden Competition
The City of Ryde has a long and proudly history of conducting the Spring Garden Competition. This established community event has been held annually for more than thirty years. The City of Ryde is one of the few local councils still organising and providing a garden competition for its local residents and local community.
The Spring Garden Competition is a popular community event that has a unique ‘hands on’ quality. Creative and well-tended garden entries are expected from a wide variety of city landscapes including traditional back gardens, courtyards, balconies, river-frontages, corporate green-spaces, community gardens, school yards and large tracts of natural bushland.
This is an inclusive event and we strongly encourage entries from young aspiring green thumbs (children) to older green thumbs (seniors), individual gardeners, families, community groups, different cultural groups, gardeners with different abilities, commercial organisations and small businesses. With twelve categories of entry, there is certainly something for everyone.
View the Judging of Entries and Judging Criteria of the 2018 Spring Garden Competition here.
Note: To see the key dates for the Children's Seed Growing category, please click here.
Image Gallery of Past Entries
Click on the links below for some inspiration and view photos from some entries from previous Spring Garden Competition events.
For further enquiries call City of Ryde’s Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.