Woollahra Garden Awards winners announced

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Woollahra Garden Awards winners announced

Published 13 November 2020

The joy of gardening that can be found in even the smallest of spaces, stunning patches that redefine the term ‘garden’ and excellence in sustainability have been recognised at the 2020 Woollahra Garden Awards.

High-quality design and inventiveness were evident in all category winners at the Awards, which were established by Woollahra Council to encourage gardening and community members whose green spaces help to enhance the local environment.

Entries were judged by Daniel Baffsky, Founder and Director of award-winning landscape architecture firm 360 Degrees, Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne and Woollahra Councillor Peter Cavanagh.

This year saw a significant increase in entries, fuelled by an increased recognition of the benefits our green spaces can bring to physical and mental wellbeing during what has been a challenging year, as many in the Woollahra community embraced the opportunity to spend more time in, and work on, their gardens while working from home.

The winners were announced during special online presentation:

  • Best Garden (Overall): Paddington Community Garden
  • Best Large Garden: 10 Wallaroy Crescent, Woollahra
  • Best Small Garden: 208/2 Laguna Street, Vaucluse (Mark Moran Vaucluse)
  • Best Verge Garden: Laneway behind 1-47 Hargrave Street, Paddington
  • Best Sustainable Garden (including school and community gardens): Paddington Community Garden

Mayor Wynne congratulated the winners and praised the quality of all entries at a special online presentation ceremony held on 12 November.

The Best Overall winner received a $500 garden voucher, plus a $250 voucher for two guests, generously donated by Chiswick restaurant in Woollahra. Prize packs were also awarded to each category winner.

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