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Calling green thumbs for Blacktown garden competition

Spring has arrived which means its time for everyone to tidy up their gardens for the annual Blacktown City Garden Competition.

Residents have until 5.30pm this Friday, 7 September to get their entries in, with the Blacktown City Council encouraging all green thumbs to enter their gardens.

Judges will pick out the best gardens in 12 categories, including best front garden, best sustainable garden, best community garden, and best educational facility garden.

Each entry will be judged on aspects including design, construction, maintenance and sustainability, and will be in the running to win a number of cash prizes.

“Last year, the Blacktown City Garden Competition attracted 72 entries, including 55 individual entries and 17 entries in the community, school and commercial categories,” Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP said.

Preliminary judging will take place between 10 and 28 September, with a final round of judging by industry experts set to occur in early October 2018.

The competition offers a great way for gardeners in the area to showcase their skills and hard work and any new techniques or sustainability.

To enter, simply complete an entry form at the following website – https://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/Community/Awards-scholarships-and-competitions/2018-Blacktown-City-Garden-Competition.

Invitations will be sent to all entrants to attend the Awards Presentation Evening later in the year.

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