Victoria in Bloom is putting our best green thumbs on display

Blossom: The Victoria in Bloom competition is calling for green thumbs to nominate their gardens. Picture: Kate Healy
Blossom: The Victoria in Bloom competition is calling for green thumbs to nominate their gardens. Picture: Kate Healy

As local gardens spring to life, a state competition wants to reward the work of our most inventive and dynamic green thumbs.

Entries are open for this year’s annual Victoria in Bloom competition, which celebrates the hard work gardeners put in to producing attractive and sustainable gardens within their communities.

The competition has a focus on public or community-managed housing tenants who maintain and produce exceptional gardens.

Categories include best balcony garden, best edible garden, best sustainable garden, best community garden plot, best sustainable garden and best young gardener. 

Last year’s gardener of the year awardee was Dennis Troedel for his sustainable oasis on Hoddle Street in Abbotsford.

The state-wide initiative is judged in two stages, first by division and then in Victoria over all. Winners in each division go on to be finalists in their category.

Entries close on December 1. For more information visit dhs.vic.gov.au