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City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas is encouraging community members to enter the annual ‘Colour the Bay Garden Competition’.

Now in its third year, the garden competition recognises avid gardeners across Canada Bay with a $500 cash prize on offer in each category.


“Last year we had some amazing entries in all categories and I would encourage all of our green thumbs to enter,” Mayor Tsirekas said.


“We have some beautiful gardens in Canada Bay and the entries we received last year show how much pride our community has in their gardens.”


The competition is now open with entry forms available on the website, with applications open in a range of categories including:

·         Best house garden;

·         Best native garden;

·         Best balcony/small space garden;

·         Best school garden;

·         Best sustainable garden; and

·         Best vegetable garden. 

“The best house garden last year was won by Five Dock resident Patrick Kayrooz and it was spectacular,” Mayor Tsirekas said. “I was extremely impressed by Patrick’s stunning garden.”

The idea for the competition originated when enthusiasts from Concord Garden Club approached Mayor Angelo Tsirekas to introduce a garden competition in 2012. Now in its third year it has grown bigger and better.