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BLOOMIN’ LOVELY: Finalists announced for Newcastle Garden Awards

The quest to find Newcastle’s greenest thumbs is well and truly heating up with finalists for the inaugural Newcastle Garden Awards announced this week.

And as a testament to how much we Novocastrians love pottering around in our gardens, awards founder Michael Edwards said he was over the moon with the number of entries received.

“We have been overwhelmed with the positive response to the launch of the Awards this year. The entries in this inaugural year have set an extremely high standard for future editions,” Michael said.

“The recurring theme we have heard from entrants is that their gardens are their happy place, so it has been a joy to be able to showcase them.”

The Newcastle Garden Awards aims to showcase all sorts of different gardens from the big back yards to small balcony planters.

Award categories include Best Small Garden, Best Small Spaces Garden, Best Large Garden and People’s Choice.

Michael said that the awards are a chance to showcase the spectacular gardens across the region.

“The idea grew from my role in the property industry, where not only are we exposed to beautiful homes but equally, beautiful gardens,” he said

“There didn’t seem to be a platform to showcase the many spectacular gardens across the Newcastle Region and equally the hard work, passion and dedication that is put in by their owners.”

And, without further ado, the finalists for the 2021 Newcastle Garden Awards are:

Large Garden
10 Rialto Close, Elermore Vale
8A Burwood Road, Whitebridge
15 Chilcott Avenue, Mount Hutton

Small Spaces
37 Tuckeroo Close, Adamstown
6 Summit Street, North Lambton
29 Fern Street, Islington

Small Garden
21 Alexander Street, Hamilton South
34 Fourth Street, Adamstown
30 Kendalla Parade, Whitebridge

People’s Choice
190 Fishermans Drive, Teralba
33 Floraville Road, Belmont North
8 Lloyd Street, Merewether
17 Highfield Street, Mayfield

The People’s Choice award will be decided through the power of social media, with the four finalists’ albums posted to the Newcastle Garden Awards Facebook page and the finalist with the most comments received by 5pm on Wednesday 24 November declared the winner.

Winners of the Newcastle Garden Awards will be announced on Thursday 25 November.