The 2013 annual Oak Tree National Green Thumb Competition has come to a close and what fantastic results we all achieved.
With the Oak Tree Group portfolio of villages increasing, so too has our pool of talented green thumbs. With over 50 entries our judges had their work cut out for them choosing their favourite gardens from spacious backyards to perfect little patios and colourful courtyards.
“This year we welcomed new comers to the competition with entries from Burpengary, Kingston and Toowoomba,” said Marco De Pasquale.
“The one thing that struck us this year was how individual styles make our villages all the more interesting. Down in Warwick we have a lot of gardens with country cottage styled gardens and in Kingston, a lot of perennials and deep lush green ferns which enjoy the moister soils. In our hotter climates a lot of sculptured plants and succulents.
“Once again we have pulled together as a team of friends and family to present our village landscapes in the best possible light – visitors who come to our villages often comment how wonderful the gardens are and that is as much thanks to you, as it is to our grounds staff. We are encouraged to see so many of you taking pride in the appearance of your home and we appreciate that you look after your gardens as much for your own enjoyment as for the enjoyment of others.
“Thank you – you make our villages lovely places to call home.”
And now to announce the winners – hard as it was we chose 6 finalists and 3 winners.
Robyn Russel – Villa 5 at Burpengary. Proud winner of Happiest and Proudest Green Thumb.
Phillip and Margaret Sloan – Villa 7 Kingston. Lucky winner of Best Courtyard Garden.
Audrey Nicholson – Villa 35. Happy winner of Best Overall Garden.
Marion Bolton – Villa 37 Burpengary – Finalist.
Maryilyn Browning – Villa 16 Boronia Heights – Finalist.
Les & Dorothy Scott – Villa 40 Boronia Heights – Finalist.
Margaret & Laurie Percy – Villa 14 Park Avenue – Finalist.
Laurie & Lynette Buckman – Villa 43 Goodna – Finalist
Kelvin & Flo Snell – Villa 7 Goodna – Finalist.
Our three winning Green Thumbs will be presented with $300 Bunning gift vouchers in the new year.