2008 Garden Competition

The 2008 Hills District and Bunya Garden Competition Committee was chaired by Sue Coutts.  New and recycled committee members are always welcome - please email gardencomp@fhpa.com.au if you are able to assist in any way.

Click here for a list of Committee members and contact details.

The weather conditions and water restrictions will present even more of a challenge this year, but it's now more important than ever to show that it's still possible to have an attractive garden under adverse conditions by adopting waterwise strategies.

The waterwise category is sponsored by Moreton Bay Water from the Moreton Bay Regional Council and will be expanded again this year to cover waterwise planting, as well as innovations in water collection and retention.  We've also identified some useful waterwise links:

Moreton Bay Water

Waterwise Gardens

Water Corporation

Plants International

Gardening Australia

Qld Garden Competitions

Annette McFarlane, Grovely TAFE

Colin Campbell's Garden Show

Open Garden Scheme

Queensland Gardening


The key dates are:

Closing date for entries - Tuesday, 9th September

Judging Day - Sunday, 14th September

Presentation Day - Sunday, 19th October

For an entry form, click here.

The categories for this year's competition are:

Please note that it is not necessary to nominate which category you wish to enter.  Our judges will assign the most appropriate category.  This year's judges will again be Noel & Heather Prior, who are both members of the Australian Horticultural Judges Association.  Noel is also President of the South East Qld Branch of the Judges Association.

All entrants will receive vouchers for a free 8 metre tape measure from our major sponsor Steve Jones, and a free cubic metre of mulch from the Moreton Bay Regional Council.  Please note that you will need to pick up the mulch yourself from the Council tip on Bunya Rd.  The mulch is not bagged and you will need a box trailer or utility to collect it. There may be a loading charge if you do not load the mulch yourself.

The Hills District and Bunya Garden Competition wish to recognise the generosity and support of our sponsors.  Residents can show their appreciation by supporting these sponsors.

Arana Hills Hardware Cnr Patricks Rd & Dawson Parade, ARANA HILLS, 4054
  3351 6533  Fax: 3351 6033
Arana Leagues Club Dawson Parade, KEPERRA, 4054
www.aranaleagues.com.au 3354 1333  Fax: 3355 1264
Bunya Sports James Drysdale Recreational Reseerve, BUNYA, 4055
www.bunyasports.com.au 3351 8155
Camelia Casket & News Camelia Avenue, EVERTON HILLS, 4053
  3855 0739
Carseldine Garden World Gympie Rd, CARSELDINE
www.carseldinegarden.com.au 3263 9888
Everton Hills Rainforest Bakery Shop 14, Everton Hills Shopping Village, Camelia Avenue, EVERTON HILLS, 4053
rainbakery@hotmail.com.au 3355 7090
Everton Hills Veterinary Surgery Camelia Ave, EVERTON HILLS, 4053
  3355 6724
Hawkins Home & Garden 623 Albany Creek Road, ALBANY CREEK, 4035
www.hawkins.net.au 3264 1022  Fax:  3264 1245
Moreton Bay Regional Council  Cnr Hall St & Gympie Road, STRATHPINE, 4500
www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au 3480 6834  Fax:  3480 6710
Quality Horticultural Services PO Box 250, FERNY HILLS, 4055
  3351 1661, M. 0438 029 964  Fax: 3351 1661
Queensland Organics 112 Potassium Street, NARANGBA, 4504
qldorganics@optusnet.com 3203 1379, M. 0412 257 009  Fax: 3203 1425
Raine & Horne 6 Patricks Road, ARANA HILLS, 4054
www.rhq.com.au 3851 0300  Fax:  3851 0311
Spar-kell Pool Supplies Shop 16/79 Camelia Avenue, EVERTON HILLS, 4053
  Phone 3355 3166; M. 0419 663 214
Steve Jones Hardware & Landscape Centre 280 Old Northern Road, EVERTON HILLS, 4053
www.stevejones.com.au 3353 3566; Fax 3353 2370
The Hills Echo 21 Kolora Crescent, FERNY HILLS, 4055
www.hillsecho.com.au 3851 0894


Two photos of all gardens entered in the competition will appear below shortly after judging day.   Please use the hyperlinks below for specific suburbs.

Arana Hills Gardens

Everton Hills Gardens

Ferny Hills Gardens

Bunya Gardens

Arana Hills Gardens

Major Garden - Meritorious

 Steer Garden - First, Residential; Second, Waterwise Retention


Everton Hills Gardens

Tavella Garden - First, Spring

Middlemiss Garden - Meritorious; Second, Attractive & Warterwise

Meldrum & Cramb Garden - Second, Residential; First, Waterwise Groupings

Farlow Garden - Meritorious

Paige Garden - Firsty, New Entry; Second, Residential; Second, Waterwise Groupings

Ferny Hills Gardens

Pownall Garden - Second, New Entry

Stomfay Garden - Meritorious

Galligan Garden - Third, Residential

McChesney Clark Garden - Grand Champion

Ellis Garden - First, Residential; Waterwise Innovation

Keong Garden - Meritorious

Colquhoun Garden - Third, Residential

Bunya Gardens

Oldfield Garden - First Acreage; First, Attractive & Waterwise

Hammond Garden - President's Trophy; Second, Acreage; First, Waterwise Retention