Who has the greenest thumb in Bankstown? That question will be answered next month when Council conducts its HomeGrown Garden Competition.
Bankstown Mayor, Councillor Khal Asfour, said the competition is free and open to all of the city’s residents, schools, community organisations and businesses on Wednesday (1 August).
“I was impressed with the quality of last year’s entries and I look forward to seeing what Bankstown’s green thumbs produce this year,” Mayor Asfour said.
“The competition is a great opportunity for members of the community to showcase their creativity and dedication to their gardens, and be rewarded for their sustainable efforts.”
Categories for this year’s competition include best:
Mayor Asfour said entrants are being encouraged to show their commitment to environmental sustainability.
“If people use water wisely and employ sustainable gardening principles, they will be awarded bonus points,” Mayor Asfour said.
“Bonus points will also be given for features such as native plants, frog ponds and large trees.”
Entries close at 5pm on Friday 31 August, with the winners announced and prizes awarded on 17 October.
A photo exhibition displaying this year’s entries will be held at Bankstown Arts Centre from 3-18 October.
More information can be found at www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au or contact Council's Environment and Education team on 9707 9999.