The Living Choice gardening team and the village’s many green-fingered residents scooped a record 39 awards at the 2018 Sydney Hills Garden Competition run by the Hills-Kellyville Rotary Club. Part of the popular Orange Blossom Festival, the competition recognises excellent gardens in the Hills District, while fostering a sense of pride in the community.
The presentation evening was held at the Castle Hill Showgrounds and was attended by Subhash Chander, Manager Ground Care & Maintenance, staff member Jane Fisher and several residents.
Village manager, Gail Eyres, said the village staff were always getting compliments from both clients and residents about the beautiful gardens at Glenhaven. “It’s the compliment we hear the most and we are very proud of what our residents and ground care staff have achieved.”
Gail said a Morning Tea to congratulate the award-winners will be held at the village on 10th October.
Industrial, Commercial or institution Garden: 2nd Living Choice Glenhaven.
Good Neighbour Gardens Award: 1st Gumnut Grove (Villas 305 to 311) Steve & Mary Kyneur, Valerie and Ken Roy, Renate Steller, Di and Leon Creed, Gregory and Leslie Martin, Roslyn and Cliff Dearden, Arfon and Sheila Edwards.
Senior Citizen Front Garden: 1st Ralph Warren, equal 2nd Mario and Audrey Gerardi.
Townhouse, Villa or Courtyard Garden - Owner Maintained: Don Hazeltine 2nd.
Senior Citizen Front Garden, Townhouse or Courtyard Garden: Jeannette Thompson 2nd.
Senior Citizen Front Garden – Highly Commended: Jeanette Thompson, Lou and Maria Castellan, Don Hazeltine, Tony and Robin Davidson, Anna Thomas, Kaye Aitchison, Robyn Sismey, Lyn Kentwell, Stella Schultz.
Senior Citizen Front Garden – Commended: Rosemary Hall, Bob and Robyn Junor, Brenda and Brian Cocker, Mariella Downey, Mary Kyneur, Joyce Scott, Raylene and Eckart Jung, Sheila Edwards, Marjorie and Harry Kensell.
Specialty Garden: Living Choice Vegetable Garden - Encouragement Award.
Senior Citizen Front Garden - Encouragement Awards: John and Gwen Brassel, Bill and Maree Manson, John and Joyce Palmer, Jim and Mary Gibbons, Mavis Harris, Ian and Pat Sandercock, Anita Stevens, Ian and Moerris Nicol, Bernard and Sandra Clisby, Malcolm and Robin Edwards, Ann Fogarty, Robin O'Dell, Terry and Anne Oliver, Bob and Ann Flegg.