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Children's Seed Growing Category

2018 Winners 

3 - 7 Years Category

  • 1st place: Benjamin Demetriou 
  • 2nd place: Leo Rollo McCullough
Best Decorated Pots
  • 1st place: Natalia Semramy
  • 2nd place: Jeffery Li

8 - 11 Years Category

  • 1st place: Mason Brown
  • 2nd place: Ben Han
  • 1st place: Nicholas Demetriou
  • 2nd place: Ana Chan

12 - 16 Years Category

  • 1st place: Tanisha Chari
  • 2nd place: Trisha Chari

Children's Seed Growing Category

An exciting category in the 2018 Spring Garden Competition. The aim is to see who can grow the best Empress of India Nasturtiums from seed. Age brackets for entries will be:

  • 3 – 7 years of age
  • 8 – 11 years of age
  • 12 – 16 years of age

Once you have entered the competition, you can collect your free seed growing kit (Empress of India Nasturtium seeds, 1 x pot, growing instructions and 2 entry tags – limit of one kit per child) from Eden Gardens from 1 July – 31 July 2018. Eden Gardens is located at 307 Lane Cove Rd, Macquarie Park. We encourage entries in the Children’s Seed Growing category to be made before 31 July to allow for maximum seed growing time. The seed planting date for the competition is from Sunday 29 July 2018. Late entry, collection of seeds and late planting will be permitted up until 31 August, however this will reduce the seed and plant growing time.


  • Read and follow the seed growing instructions provided.
  • Plant your seeds from Sunday 29 July 2018 (not before).
  • Plant multiple seeds and grow multiple plants or try planting seeds over a number of weeks in different pots. For judging we ask that you choose your best one or two plants to enter.
  • See Eden Garden staff if you wish to obtain spare recycled pots to grow extra plants.
  • Don’t forget to decorate your pot. Prize available for the best decorated pot.
  • Don’t forget to bring your plant to Eden Gardens on 12 October 9am – 5pm or 13 October before 9.30am for judging. No late entries accepted. Winners will be announced at 11am on 13 October.

All judging of Children’s Seed Growing entries will take place on 13 October 2018. Entries will be judged by a panel of horticulturalists and garden judges. Judging criteria for the Empress of India Nasturtium plants will be:

  • Overall condition of the plant/s
  • Freedom from pests and disease
  • Height of plant
  • Number of flowers
  • Diameter of flowers
  • Best decorated pot also receives an award. 

More Information

For further enquiries call City of Ryde’s Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222. 



Last updated on 5 November 2018