Spring Garden Competition

Online Entries have now closed for the 2020 Competition

The paperwork is being prepared for the judging of this year’s competition – we’re almost set!

Thank you to all the wonderful gardeners of the Coffs Council Area who have entered this year’s competition – the club really appreciates your efforts in preparing your garden for judging.

Key Dates: Judging is 13-15 September and is broken up as follows:
  • Sunday 13 September – Northern Beaches from Diggers Beach to Red Rock
  • Monday 14 September – Toormina, Sawtell, Boambee and Bonville
  • Tuesday 15 September – Coffs City area and the Orara Valley


An out of area Judge, a Garden Club Steward and Photographer will be present during judging. There is no requirement for you to be present on the day, but the judge will need access to your garden. Judging assessments will be made as the garden is on that day. If you are absent the steward will leave a note indicating the time of the visit.

Leading up to judging you will receive an email with the order of visitation for that day. Also the steward will make a phone call to you a property or two ahead to advise where they are and an approximate time for judging (this is difficult to predict as gardens come in all sizes and take different times to assess).

Presentation of Awards and Prizes

There will be NO Presentation Night this year.

The Champion garden will receive their award and prizes on Thursday 17 Sept at 10:30am in their own garden. This award will be presented by Coffs Mayor Denise Knight .

Reserve and Encouragement Award gardens will also receive their Awards and prizes on Thursday 17 September in their own gardens. These awards will be presented by Coffs Garden Club representatives (the recipients will be contacted to arrange a suitable time).

Winners of Category 11 – ‘Whole garden of hospitals, clubs and commercially operated retirement estates and nursing homes’ will receive their Award and prizes on Saturday 19 Sept at 10am in the winning garden. This award will be presented by State Member Gurmesh Singh, Coffs Harbour Club Patron Patricia Roser OAM and representatives of Coffs Garden Club.

All other FIRST placed awards will be presented on Friday 18th Sept (if time allows!) by representatives of Coffs Garden Club. It is expected that these gardens will be open to the general public to view their gardens between the hours of 10am until 4pm on Sun 20 Sept 2020.

All other Awards and prizes will be mailed to the recipients.


All results will be posted to this website no later than 8pm Friday 18 September.

For the Kerb Appeal category, ALL the addresses will be posted to the website.

Second placed banners will not be distributed this year.

Once again, thank you for entering the 2020 Spring Garden Competition.