Flower Garden Competition


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September 22nd 2016
Published: September 23rd 2016
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Flower Garden Competition

Around 100 stunning private gardens enter the Chronicle Garden Competition and are open for public viewing throughout the festival. Of course it was not possible to visit all of these gardens so we chose a few of the top prize winners.

The patriotic and unique garden of Kevin and Dianna Drew won the title of 2016 City Reserve Grand Champion. We were amazed as we wandered through this beautiful and unique garden. Apparently Kevin is a collector of antique motor cars and had several on display in his garage.

We also met Kevin’s sister, Bev who had a display of her beautiful quilting and “needle and thread painting” pictures for us to enjoy. It was a pleasure to talk to her and learn more about this new and unique art which involves sketching, painting with needle and thread and filling in with water colors.

In all we visited 4 or 5 gardens around the area, each one very unique in style and plantings but very beautiful and a joy to wander through.


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23rd September 2016

Hi Lorraine, I have been waiting anxiously for these beautiful pictures of the flowers, and they were not disappointing. Good things are worth waiting for. We are enjoying the blog of your trip!! thanks

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