Our best gardens take out 2016 honours

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Robert Munn, who took out Grand Champion award in this year's gardening competition, with his wife and the mayor, George Brticevic.
Our top green thumb: Robert Munn, who took out Grand Champion award in this year’s gardening competition, with his wife and the mayor, George Brticevic.

The hard work and wonderful creations of our city’s most outstanding gardeners were once again recognised at the Campbelltown City Garden competition awards.

At a ceremony held last week Robert Munn’s garden at Minto was named Grand Champion for 2016.

The annual competition is an opportunity for local residents to show off their patch of paradise, and winners across 12 categories were announced at the Greg Percival Community Centre in Ingleburn.

Mr Munn also won the Best Large Garden and the District Award for Minto categories.

He received $1,300 in prize money for winning the Grand Champion title, while Therese Mullen of Bradbury received $600 for being selected as Reserve Champion.

Mrs Mullen also won the Best Small/Medium Garden category, and the District Award for Bradbury.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, congratulated all of the entrants, saying the judges were impressed by the diverse range of garden styles the competition attracted this year.

“Council is proud to have hosted another successful garden competition, which continues to be a popular event in our city, this year attracting around 50 entries,” he said.

“The competition inspires residents to create and share their beautiful gardens, and encourages individuals to play a vital role in instilling a sense of pride in their street, neighbourhood and city, in the wider community.”

The 2016 Garden Competition winners are:

Grand Champion: Robert Munn of Minto

Reserve Champion: Therese Mullen of Bradbury

Best Backyard: Anthony Edwards of Glen Alpine

Runner Up: Norm and Elaine Robinson of Macquarie Fields

Best Large Garden: Robert Munn of Minto

Runner Up: Gloria Whan of Minto Heights

Best Small/Medium Garden: Therese Mullen of Bradbury

Runner Up: Somasuntharam Srirangarajan of Minto

Best Sustainable Garden: Maria Victoria Kamal of Glenfield

Runner Up: Jose Amaro of Glen Alpine

Best Native Garden: Gloria Whan of Minto Heights

Runner Up:  Reymon Leglise of Raby

Anne Haddock Best Cottage Garden: Mary Ashby of Glen Alpine

Runner-Up: Valeria Lundberg of Macarthur Gardens

Most Unusual Garden: Michael Mouanyecz of St Andrews

Runner Up: Andrew Thompson of Leumeah

Best New Garden: Mahalingam Ravindran of Minto

Runner Up: Mary George of Glenfield

Best Senior Garden: Valeria Lundberg of Macarthur Gardens

Runner Up: Barbara Schneider of Ruse

Best Edible Garden: Dimitros and Katina Mourtos of Bradbury

Runner Up: Amelia Cassidy of St Helens Park

Best Commercial Garden: Hepsworth Factory Site, Ingleburn

Runner Up: Ingleburn RSL Sub Branch

Best Educational Facility: St Patrick’s College, Campbelltown

Runner Up: Harmony House, Bradbury

Honourable mention:  Campbelltown Performing Arts High School


Airds  Paul Spies

Ambarvale Patricia Small

Bardia Philip Durbridge

Bradbury Therese Mullen

Campbelltown Campbelltown Presbyterian Church

Eagle Vale Maggie Fawaz

Glen Alpine Anthony Edwards

Glenfield  Maria Victoria Kamal

Ingleburn Karen Roach

Leumeah Andrew Thompson

Macquarie Fields Norm and Elaine Robinson

Macarthur Gardens Valeria Lundberg

Minto Robert Munn

Minto Heights  Gloria Whan

Raby Reymon Leglise

Ruse Hilton McCormick

St Andrews Michael Mouanyecz

St Helens Park Amelia Cassidy

• For more information visit the council website link here.







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