City’s best gardens shine
Wednesday, 14th September, 2011
With Spring in the air it’s once again time for some of the city’s best gardens to shine in the Silver City Garden Club Competition.
The annual competition has many different categories for both residential and commercial gardens such as best native garden and best water feature.
Colleen and Bill Brady of Hebbard Street have reason to be doubly pleased following the judging of this year’s event on Monday.
The couple won both the ‘Best Shade House’ and ‘Best large back garden’ for their array of lilies, ferns and garden ornaments.
Mrs Brady, who has entered the competition for the past few years, said that she spent a lot of her time in the garden as it gave her “great pleasure”.
A main feature of Mrs Brady’s garden was her lilies, a tribute to her father, which she refers to as her “pride and joy”.
Another part of the garden was filled with statues of fairies for Mr and Mrs Brady’s nieces and great-grandchildren.
“I sometimes add something new in here when the children are coming over and then I take them out and ask them if they can spot the new koala statue in the tree,” she said.
Competition judge Bob Pascoe said that the entries were a success.
“The gardens were up to standard,” he said.
“There were some extra new competitors too.”
The rose bushes section of the competition would be judged in October, where Mrs Brady has entered her 120 roses.