2015 Greening Vincent Garden Competition > Winners announced!

Vincent hosted its 21st annual Greening Vincent Garden Competition Awards last night presenting the winners with a range of great prizes and awards, including the coveted ‘Best Residential Front Garden’ and ‘Mayor’s Encouragement Award’.

Pictured above are the first place winners - well done everyone - with Mayor John Carey (back right), plus sponsors Adele Gismond (front centre) from the Water Corporation, Jenny Hopwood (front right) from the Claise Brook Catchment Group.

For our avid gardeners, this very successful event continues to be one of the highlights in Vincent’s calendar year. Categories included:

»      Mayor’s Encouragement Award (Prize: quality secateurs)
»      Best Residential Front Garden
»      Best Residential Rear Garden
»      Best Kept Verge
»      Catchment Friendly Garden (in keeping with sustainable principles)
»      Best Courtyard or Balcony Garden
»      Best Vegetable or “Food” Garden

In keeping with the City’s commitment to environmental sustainability all gardens were judged against water wise criteria such as native plants, effective use of mulch, water saving measures and demonstrated controlled use of fertilisers and pesticides. 

Preliminary judging was undertaken by the City's horticultural staff with the Catchment Friendly Garden category judged by a Claise Brook Catchment Group (CBCG) member and the Parks Services Technical Officer. 

Final judging was done by Councillor Laine McDonald, former Councillor John Pintabona; our Director Technical Services, Manager Parks & Property Services; Adele Gismondi from the Water Corporation and Genevieve Mifsud (2014 winner – Best Rear Garden).

This year we awarded permanent plaques for all category winners as a ‘badge of honour’ that their garden can wear with pride. Second and third place winners received special garden mats with 'Greening Vincent Garden Competition winner' on them. 

The Mayor’s Encouragement Award went to Ian & Dale Rollerson of Smith Street in Highgate. Ian & Dale have a large Lemon Scented Gum in their backyard which was recently poisoned and subsequently looked very sick. They have spent considerable time and money in an attempt to keep this old majestic gum tree alive and we thank them for their ongoing effort and trust the tree will respond over time and continue to provide that valuable shade to cool the environment.

For a list of 2015 winners plus a photo of their gardens, please click here. (Note: It's a large file due to the photos, so it may take a minute or so to download).

You can see more great photos of the winners and the judging on Facebook here (you must be signed into Facebook to see). 

Once again local businesses and various contractors used by the City of Vincent have assisted with sponsorship. Congratulations to all the door prize winners and a big thank you to all the sponsors who provided either a cash contribution or products:

»        Water Corporation
»        Turfmaster Facility Management
»        Beaver Tree Services
»        Forestvale Trees
»        K.S. Black Pumps WA
»        Boyan Electrical Services
»        Ellenby Tree Farm
»        P.F. Donegan Enterprises
»        Exclusive Trophies
»        Ozcot Horticulture
»        Devco Holdings

If you have any feedback on the Garden Competition, or wish to be kept in the loop for next year, then 'like' our Facebook page here or 'subscribe' to the Vincent e-newsletter here

Thanks again to all our entrants!