Jacaranda Garden Competition director Jill Robinson is encouraging novice and seasoned gardeners to plan their 2005 entries.
Jacaranda Garden Competition director Jill Robinson is encouraging novice and seasoned gardeners to plan their 2005 entries.

Chance to put your garden to the test

By EMMA CORNFORD

WITH a festival based on the flowering of one tree, it is fitting that the Jacaranda Garden Competition draws bunches of entries each year.

This year, competition director Jill Robinson is hoping for even more entries from around Grafton.

"We had a bit of rain so hopefully that will encourage a few more people in," she said.

"We've also changed it a bit this year to include things that are effective and popular now, like courtyards and water features."

Mrs Robinson said there would also be a relocatable home section this year, in response to the amount of entries last year from the Gateway Village.

Despite winning the hotlycontested title of champion garden many times in previous years, Mrs Robinson said she would not be entering the section this year and would instead have her garden in Hewitt Street on display.

"That might also encourage a few more people in that section. We've been in that enough times anyway," she said.

Entries will close on October 14 at 4pm and forms will be available from The Daily Examiner, Big W and nurseries around Grafton.

Judging will run from October 15-17.



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