2018 Mayors Garden Competition winners announced

A healthy education: Tatachilla Lutheran College Mr Cain McDonald and Year 11 student Heidi Smith with their first place award. Both are incredibly proud of their schools achievement. Photo: Harrison Schultz.
A healthy education: Tatachilla Lutheran College Mr Cain McDonald and Year 11 student Heidi Smith with their first place award. Both are incredibly proud of their schools achievement. Photo: Harrison Schultz.

The annual Mayors Garden Competition has come to an end with six winners being chosen over three categories open, rural, and edible garden – edible garden also allowed for the subcategories of individual and school. 

Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg said it is amazing to see the dedication, enthusiasm and outstanding efforts so many people in the community invest into their gardens.

Meal time: Andrew Hickman's edible garden took first place in the Individual Edible Garden.

Meal time: Andrew Hickman's edible garden took first place in the Individual Edible Garden.

“These gardens improve our environmental sustainability, beautify our region and bring communities together to share their knowledge and passion for gardening,” Mayor Rosenberg said.

In the open category, Tatachilla Lutheran College took the win with their eco-classroom.

Principal Mr Cain McDonald said the award is an outstanding recognition for students and staff that have put lots of hours into the area since 2000.

“It’s a wonderful learning space to learn about the natural environment, not only for our school but also other schools who come here and the wider public who use this space as well.”

Another win: O'Sullivan Beach Primary School who successfully took their second first place finish and have been inducted into the hall of fame.

Another win: O'Sullivan Beach Primary School who successfully took their second first place finish and have been inducted into the hall of fame.

Next up the rural category was awarded to Robert Laffer from McLaren Vale. 

Rural winner: Robert Laffer's garden which took the Rural award.

Rural winner: Robert Laffer's garden which took the Rural award.

Finally, the edible gardens subcategories were taken by Andrew Hickman from Aldinga Beach for the individual award and the school award went to the O’Sullivan Beach Primary School.

2018 marked the second time the O’Sullivan have won, as a result they were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Andrew Hickman, winner of the individual award who has been tending his garden for two and a half years said his favourite thing about the garden was its peace and tranquility.