Garden winners open to view
PLACEGETTERS in this year's Gympie Garden Competition and where you can view their gardens.
To visit gardens outside 12.30-2.30pm Saturday, May 5 and 9-11am Sunday, May 6, phone the competition secretary on 54839717 or 0408199847 to arrange a time or phone the owners if known personally.
Best overall garden: Gladys Gear, 12 Opal St, Gympie.
Sponsored by Gympie Regional Council $200, trophy by Gympie Regional Realty.
Best small garden: Equal first prize winners. Gloria Hibbert, 54 Mcphail St, Gympie. Open Sunday 9-11am and by appointment. Val and Herb Vidler, 2 Julienne St, Gympie. Third prize: Raelene Kross, 1 Killarney Court, Gympie.
Sponsored by Innovations Hair + Beauty.
Best large garden: Jackie and Craig Manson, 21 Countryview Dr, Gympie 1; Joyce and Maurie Shanks, 29 Silky Oak Dr, Gympie 2; Florence Dennis, 315 Lawson Rd, Kalangoor.
Sponsored Gympie Municipal Horticultural Society Inc.
Best commercial garden: Gympie Bowls Club, Bowlers Dr, Southside 1; Gympie Racecourse & Showgrounds, Exhibition Rd 2; Winston House, 50 Channon St, Gympie 3. Sponsored by Gympie News.
Best vegetable garden: Gladys Gear 1, Roy Maroski 2. third prize donated to Gympie Community Gardens.
Sponsored by Katek Fertilizers Australia.
Best school garden: Jones Hill State School 1, Gympie East State School 2, Gympie State High School 3.
Sponsored by Sauers Produce & Garden Centre.
Best country garden: Robyn and Chris Bowman, 56 Pine Valley Ave, Gympie 1; John and Kay Green, 785 Mary Valley Rd, Gympie 2; Dulcie Hewitt, 2 Bligh St, Kilkivan 3.
Sponsored by Tom Grady Rural Merchandise.
Other gardens to visit: Sally Dean, 5 Pine St, Gympie; Mark and Juanita Smith, 20 Hughes Tce, Gympie; Gunabul Homestead, 9 Power Rd, Southside; Pam Odgers, 1 Theebine Rd, Theebine; Neville Sorensen, 269 Sorensen Rd, Gunalda.