Show offers competition for community gardens…

The Community Gardens competition will return to the Sydney Royal Easter Show’s Flower & Garden Competition in 2011, with a cash prize of $550 on offer for first place. This competition is aimed at recognising the hard work and excellent produce grown in Community Gardens, and is kindly supported by eco-organic garden. Judging for the Community Gardens will take place on Easter Sunday 24 April.

The class will be judged for the best box of produce from a Community Garden, comprising of five different varieties of vegetables.  This initiative aims to give fruit and vegetable growers from a Community Garden an opportunity to showcase the best of their produce and to compete against other fruit and vegetable growers from Community Gardens.

In addition to the Community Gardens class, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW has numerous fruit and vegetable classes suitable for the non commercial Exhibitor. Most types of fruit and vegetables are included to allow as many growers as possible to enter in what is shaping up to be a strong competition.

Entering the competition is very simple. Entries can be made online at www.sydneyroyal.com.au/flowers

or you can download an Entry Form from the website and either mail or fax your entry to our office. Entries close at 5pm on Wednesday 6 April.

It will also be very easy for private growers to deliver their produce for judging any time between 10:30pm on Saturday 23 April and 8:00am on Easter Sunday 24 April.  Further details will be provided when you enter the competition.

For more information about the classes, how to get your entries to the Show, or to enter the competition, please contact Elaine Rogers in the Flower and Garden Section on 02 9704 1449 or Bethany Pocock on 02 9704 1129, or visit the website at www.sydneyroyal.com.au/flowers.

2011 Sydney Royal Easter Show, 14 April to 27 April 2011

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