2019 Bayside Garden Competition winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Bayside Garden Competition have been announced last Saturday at an outdoor function at the Bayside Garden Centre.

Bayside Council mayor Joe Awada said the centre was the perfect venue to celebrate the gardeners of Bayside.

"Nothing showcases this wonderful mix of people and buildings better than the gardens we create," Councillor Awada said.

"Private gardens are as vital as public parks and reserves. The Bayside Garden Competition

recognises the role gardens play in making our suburbs some of the most attractive in Sydney."

The 2019 Garden Competition winners are:

Best Backyard: Janette Byrne, Bexley

Best Nature Strip: Jason McFadyen, Daceyville

Best Native Garden: The Ingle Family, Botany

Best Edible Garden: The Bay Community Garden, Kyeemagh

Best Balcony Garden: Chris Perry, Rockdale

Best Annual Display: Julianne Longhurst, Bardwell Park

Best Courtyard: David Synnott, Botany

Best School / Childcare: Matraville Public School

Best Residential Complex: Alan Bonner-Smith, Ramsgate Beach

Best Front Garden: Jeffrey Morabito, Botany

Best Overall: Rolfe Kolbe, Botany

Roy and Aileen Bilton Encouragement Award: Alex and Paris Rosemont, Mascot

Judges 'Easy Living' Honourable Mention: Sam Vella, Pagewood