The Sydney Hills Garden Competition 2017



The Sydney Hills Garden Competition

An Orange Blossom Festival Associated Event.




A Project of The Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville Inc

For over 50 years there has been a garden competition in The Hills area of north west Sydney. The original competition was started by Councillor Eric Mobbs in 1959 as a competition for the best kept footpath. Over the years that competition evolved into The Orange Blossom Festival

Today, the Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville runs this valuable community activity.

The competition has categories for a wide range of gardens, from courtyard gardens to vegie patches; from commercial and industrial sites to the traditional free standing home’s garden and the gardens of apartment complexes. So this competition is open to a diverse range of gardens and their gardeners.


Entries close on 8th September 2017.

 To be eligible to enter this competition, gardens must be located in The Hills Shire or in the adjoining parts of the suburbs  including Baulkham Hills, Northmead, North Rocks, Carlingford, West Pennant Hills, Cherrybrook, Glenhaven, Dural, Galston and Arcadia.

 Download the Entry Form from this web site or contact Keith Stapley ph 9634 2508 or

entry form 2017.pdf 


Judging by 2 highly experienced professional judges will take place during the week commencing 11th September.


The Awards Presentation Evening will be held in the Harvey Lowe Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground on Friday night 22nd September 2017.

Plaques, Certificates and more than $2,000 in prizes will be given to the successful gardeners.


Last Year's Champion Gardener Mrs Elsie Hehir with Hills Shire Mayor Yvonne Keane