The annual Garden Competition brings together people from all walks of life who share a common interest in gardening and a sense of pride in their community.
ENTRIES close on Friday for Cumberland's second annual Garden Competition and everyone from the youngest budding green thumbs through to the most experienced garden gurus is encouraged to enter.
There are six categories including, Open Garden; Native Garden; Commercial / Industrial Small Garden; Schools and Community Grounds; and Senior Citizens' Garden.
General manager Malcolm Ryan said the competition brings together people from all walks of life who share a common interest in gardening and a sense of pride in their community.
"The categories are quite broad to cater for everyone. For example, if you live in a unit but have a fabulous balcony garden you can enter it in the Small Garden Category," Mr Ryan said.
"This is an inclusive event and we strongly encourage entries from individual gardeners, families, schools, community groups, different cultural groups and commercial organisations."
Judging will take place between October 16 and 20 and the winners will be announced at a presentation evening on November 14.
Category winners will receive a trophy and a $100 gift voucher, with the Grand Champion taking home a $500 gift voucher.
Entry forms can be mailed out upon request, or picked up from Council's administration centres at Auburn and Merrylands, as well as libraries and community centres across Cumberland or downloaded from cumberland.nsw.gov.au.