Byron Bay and District Garden Club president Carmel Nancarrow (left) and secretary Anne Wright admire the gardens at the Byron at Byron Resort, which was awarded the champion garden.
Byron Bay and District Garden Club president Carmel Nancarrow (left) and secretary Anne Wright admire the gardens at the Byron at Byron Resort, which was awarded the champion garden.

Byron Bay gardens bloom despite weather

Months of rain followed by hot, dry and windy weather did not deter keen gardeners from entering this year’s annual Byron Bay and District Garden competition.

More than 33 entries were received.

“The standard was very high,” president Carmel Nancarrow said.

“We were particularly encouraged by the enthusiasm we received from school children and from the over-70s group.”

Mrs Nancarrow thanked patron Warren Simmons, who sponsored the school trophy, and other sponsors including Eden at Byron, Leisurescapes, Mitre 10 and Byron Bay Pets and Produce.

The champion garden was won by the Byron At Byron Resort, with reserve champion St Finbarr’s School at Byron Bay.

 Results:

Champion: Byron at Byron.
Reserve champion: St Finbarr’s School.
Established garden: Brian and Gloria Kennedy.
New garden under three years: Tony and Kim Milward.
Small garden: Mary Phelps.
Garden by person over 70 years: Gwen Wright.
Institutional garden: Byron at Byron.
School garden: St Finbarr’s.
Tropical garden: Judy Gilchrist.
Child’s garden: Coco Thompson.
Patio or open veranda: Nola Scutt.
Fernery or bush house: Val Staff.
Vegetable garden: Robert Flick.
Bed of flowers: Ann Wright.
Flowering shrub: Carmel Nancarrow.
Native shrub: Brian and Gloria Kennedy.
Fruit tree (must be bearing fruit): Jack Wright.
Flowering specimen in a pot: Gwen Wright.
Caravan or demountable garden: Joan Meyers.

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