The Sydney Hills Garden Competition 2020



The Sydney Hills Garden Competition

An Orange Blossom Festival Event.




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

Mrs Elsie Hehir's Prize winning Garden 

There are categories for all types of gardens and the competition. These range from small town house gardens to large and small residential gardens, to gardens associated with retirement villages, schools and industrial and commercial complexes. 

If you are proud of your garden, why not have a go and enter it in the competition. There is no cost and you may well win a prize and the chance to be recognised by other gardeners.

The competition has a long history in the Hills Shire, with the first competition being run in 1959 as the brainchild of Councillor Eric Mobbs. It became the forerunner of the Orange Blossom Festival, so has a significant place in the cultural history of "The Garden Shire"

Over the past six years The Garden Competition has been run by The Rotary Club of the Hills-Kellyville with the support of The Hills Shire Council, and the gardens are judged by professional and experienced horticulturists and landscapers. Past judges have included local gardening gurus Ross Miller and Judy Horton. 

To be eligible to enter this competition, gardens must be located in The Hills Shire or in the adjoining parts of suburbs including Baulkham Hills, Northmead, North Rocks, Winston Hills, Carlingford, West Pennant Hills, Cherrybrook, Glenhaven, Glenorie, Dural, Galston and Arcadia.  Entries close on Friday 11th September and judging will take place between 15th and 19th September.The judges will need to visit each garden during this time and entrants will be advised of the date and estimated time of the visit the weekend before.

Entry forms are available on the Sydney Hills Garden Competition website:  or can be downloaded here: entry form 2020 v3.pdf

An Awards Night will be held on Friday 25th September at  the Harvey Lowe Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground from 7:30 PM where award winning gardens and their gardeners will be honoured and receive prizes. Plaques, Certificates and more than $2,000 in prizes will be given to successful gardeners.


For more information about entering your garden or sponsorship opportunities contact Keith Stapley on 02) 9634 2508