You have to be in it to win it!


Rain has fallen and gardens are blooming, just in the nick of time for home gardeners. The Gympie Garden Expo organisers are inviting all garden enthusiasts to share the beauty in their backyards by entering the home garden competition. First prize offers $200, with second $100 and third valued at $50. As the saying goes, “you have to be in it to win it”.
There is a new section “Novice” for those who have never entered the Garden Expo competition before. “It is important to be encouraging new people to enter the competition each year”, said a festival organiser Brian Herron.
A section for “Over 75’s” means there is special opportunity for a great generation of gardeners. “We especially wanted to support older gardeners who put so much energy into their gardens and recognise the joy it gives them”, said Mr Herron
“This is a chance for them to share their knowledge and experience with younger generations.” Other sections include “Town” for those under an acre and “Country”, an acre or over.
Entries close to the competition this weekend so try your luck and call 5483 1658 to nominate your garden or pick up an entry form from major sponsor Sauers Produce. Special thanks go to other major sponsors of the garden competition Gympie Regional Council, Katek Fertilizers and Gympie Regional Realty. You can find out more at
The Gympie Garden Expo opens Saturday May 3 at 8am where you can delight in all things garden. It continues over the weekend with guest speakers, plant clinics, delightful plant displays by the Horticultural and Orchid Societies all set amongst a host of interesting markets. Sunday will feature permaculture talks and displays focusing on soils and sustainability. It’s just $5 entry with kids free.

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