2018 Garden Competition

The Hills District Garden Competition is open to all residents of Arana Hills, Everton Hills, Ferny Hills and Bunya.

 New and recycled committee members are always welcome - please email us at gardencomp@fhpa.org.au if you are able to assist in any way.


Afternoon Tea at Odette's - Saturday, 5th May

Launch - Saturday, 19th May

Plant Fest - Saturday, 18th August

Entries Closed - Wednesday, 5th September

Judging - Saturday and Sunday, 8th and 9th September

Presentations - Sunday, 23rd September

For Presentation Day photos, please click here.


Please note that, by entering, you give permission for us to publish photos of your garden and limited personal information. Only your surname and suburb are published on this website with photos of your garden. Prize winners have their full name and address published at the Arana Hills Library and in The Hills Echo, but this is only distributed locally. Phone numbers and email addresses provided by you are only made available to Committee members.


The categories for the 2018 competition were:

The Edible Garden category includes vegetable gardens, herb gardens and fruit trees.

Residents can only enter their front garden OR their back garden OR both, as they are each in a different prize category. You must enter both your front and back garden to be eligible for the Residential prize category. The judges will determine whether the garden is residential or acreage, and/or native.

The judging criteria for each category are shown here.


Links to selected gardening websites:
http://www.abc.net.au/gardening   Gardening Australia
http://www.calyx.com.au               Qld Garden Competitions
http://www.annettemcfarlane.com  Annette McFarlane, Grovely TAFE
http://rhsv.org.au                        Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria
http://www.opengarden.org.au      Open Garden Scheme (now concluded)

Click on the links below to the photos for your suburb of choice:

Arana Hills

Everton Hills

Ferny Hills




Arana Hills Gardens

Bullimore Garden - Second, Backyard Gardens

Chilcott Garden - First, Edible Gardens

Fielding Garden

Horton Garden - Meritorious


Lambert Garden

Mee Garden

Moyle Garden - Third, New Entry Gardens

O'Brien Garden

O'Dempsey Garden - Second, Waterwise


Pizzey Garden

Stapleton Garden - Third, Edible Gardens

Steer Garden - First, Waterwise

Stewart Garden

Tinmouth Garden - Third, Residential

Webster Garden - Second, Edible Gardens

Williams Garden - Grand Champion; First Residential


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Everton Hills Gardens

Brinums Garden - Meritorious

Hossinger Garden - Meritorious

Quirk Garden - Third, Backyard Gardens


Young & King Garden


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Ferny Hills Gardens

Wilson & Angus Garden - Second, New Entry Gardens

Battersby Garden - First, New Entry Gardens


Best Garden - Meritorious

Colquhoun Garden - Second, Front Yard Gardens

Ellerman Garden - Meritorious

Ellis Garden - Second, Residential; Third, Front Yard

Evans Garden - First, Front Yard Gardens

Hildebrand Garden - Third, Waterwise

McAuliffe Garden - President's Trophy; First, Backyard Gardens

Rutter Garden

Soetens Garden

Winnington Garden


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Bunya Gardens

Emery Garden - Second, Acreage


Oliver Garden - First, Acreage

O'Shea Garden - Third, Acreage


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Hills District Community Garden



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