2021 Woollahra Garden Awards winners announced

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Published 11 November 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Woollahra Garden Awards.

A strong commitment to sustainability, stunning entertainment spaces and innovative habitats for local fauna were showcased in the backyard, verge, and school gardens recognised at the Awards.

Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne praised the quality and diversity of the winning entries at a special online presentation ceremony held on 10 November:

  • Best Overall Garden
    Winner – Diana Fisher, Holdsworth Street, Woollahra
  • Best Sustainable Garden - (including school and community gardens)
    Winner- Anastasia Coroneo, Jeremy Bellach and Isis Bellach, Old South Head Road, Vaucluse
    Highly Commended - Vaucluse Public School
  • Best Small Garden – (including balconies, courtyards and townhouses)
    Winner– Diana Fisher, Holdsworth Street, Woollahra
    Highly Commended – John Moody, Short Street, Watsons Bay
  • Best Large Garden
    Winner - Deanna Mastellone, New South Head Road, Rose Bay
    Highly Commended – Tim Allerton, Hopetoun Avenue, Vaucluse
  • Best Verge Garden
    Winner - Earngley Lane gardeners, Edgecliff
    Highly Commended – Paddington Laneway – London Hotel to rear of William Street

Best Overall winner Diana Fisher in her Holdsworth Street, Woollahra Garden

“We were delighted with the diversity and number of entries, from native habitat gardens that had seed stock carefully sourced, to rooftop gardens that provide an oasis in an urban area, and tiny veggie gardens planted with seed from the Grow it Local program,” Mayor Wynne said.

“Congratulations to all of you on the many hours, love and dedication you have put into your gardens. We love celebrating our natural environment and the Garden Awards give us a wonderful opportunity to take a peek at the wonderful spaces you have created.

“We look forward to seeing these new gardens flourish and encourage everyone to apply again in future years. It is wonderful to celebrate the joy that gardens bring to the community and we thank you all for participating.”

Diana Fisher, winner of the Best Overall Garden, described her garden as a “lovely oasis.”

“I am thrilled and utterly delighted to have won,” she said.

“Gardening is such a pleasure. You don’t need much space - it’s amazing what you can achieve if you try!”

Entries were judged on garden design and landscaping, originality, plant selection, maintenance and overall sustainability by Lorraine Emerson, President, Garden Clubs of Australia, and Woollahra Councillor Peter Cavanagh.

The Best Overall winner received a $500 Garden Life voucher, and all category winners received a $100 nursery voucher. Highly Commended entries in each category received a $50 nursery voucher.

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