Toowoomba community rallies for The Chronicle Garden Competition with numbers up and gardeners ready!
The 2019 Chronicle Garden Competition is set to blossom again in 2019 with 122 entries from schools, businesses, not for profit organisations and private residents entering gardens of all shapes, sizes and designs into the famed competition.
With more than 40 categories including Best Sustainable Garden, Best Design Concept, Best Display of Potted Plants and of course, the coveted City & Country Grand Champion there is a garden for everyone, and visitors to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers from September 20 to 29 (2019) will have the opportunity to see many of these gardens daily from 9am to 5pm.
Toowoomba has proved itself as truly the Garden City with 49 entries for the City Residential category and 29 for City Commercial and Not for Profit, as well as 25 entries for the Country Residential category, seven for the Country Commercial and Not for Profit, and 12 entries for schools.
Over the competition’s 70-year history, it has received some 5,538 entries showcasing the best gardens the Toowoomba region has to offer. Entrants this year include the likes of seasoned gardeners Kevin & Lola Steinmuller who have entered for the past 42 year as well as 11 newcomers who have chosen to enter for the very first time (full list available for interviews on request).
Of the 11 first-time entrants, six are in the City Residential category and five are in the Country.
“With the world at Toowoomba’s doorstep, this is our gardeners’ chance to showcase the beauty of our community and be a part of a very special history,” said Rohan Gosstray, General Manager of The Chronicle. “We are excited to see the range of gardens the 122 entrants this year (2019) have to offer.”
As well as contributing to the beauty of Toowoomba with their glorious creations, entrants to The Chronicle Garden Competition also contribute to the community raising thousands of dollars for various charities via visitors’ gold coin donations.
Source: Toowoomba Garden Competition