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Incr-edible gardens wanted

Courtesy of Te Awamutu Courier

By Cathy Asplin

The annual Keep Te Awamutu Beautiful Best Gardens competition has a ‘tasty’ new edition this year.

An edible garden section has been added and unlike the other sections, owners need to send in an entry form.

KTAB spokeperson Jan Stewart says several sections that have been part of the competition for many years (large garden, small garden, home unit garden) are all judged from the road and have automatic entry.

“But vegetable gardens tend to be further back on a property and there are some great gardens hidden from view. Many gardeners are also shy about the work they do, so we need families or friends to encourage them to enter.”

There will be two sections (school age, open) to encourage gardeners of all ages.

Those thinking about taking part still have a month before judging (Nov. 19). However, entry forms (on page 2) need to be dropped into Rickit’s Mitre 10 or The Garden Shop by November 16. Extra entry forms are also available from the two businesses.


In another departure this year the winners of the best gardens (including the new edible garden) will be announced at a function on November 30 in the Waipa District Council chambers.

For further details about the garden competition, contact Jan Stewart (ph 871 6592).