Fabulous Fairfield Garden Awards
Fabulous Fairfield is a program that recognises the hard work of our City’s keen gardeners. Our residents maintain the landscaping of their homes and grow beautiful gardens with flowers, vegetables and native plants for their own enjoyment, as well as improving the overall look and environmental quality of our City.
Each month at Council meetings, numerous residents are presented the Fabulous Fairfield award, which consists of a gift card of their choosing, to the amount of $100.00, native plants grown by volunteers at the Fairfield Community Nursery and a Certificate of Achievement.
At the end of the year, we acknowledge the pride and dedication that so many residents display in their gardens by presenting the Garden of the Year Award. All of the monthly Fabulous Fairfield winners are eligible for the annual award.
Garden of the Year Awards
All of our monthly Fabulous Fairfield winners are eligible for the annual Garden of the Year Award which is presented at the last Council meeting of the year, in December. The prize includes a cheque to the amount of $500.00, an ornamental plant and a feature in Council’s City Connect email newsletter and printed pages in Fairfield Champion Newspaper.
In addition, Council runs a School Garden Competition which awards public schools who maintain striking gardens. The grand prize is a cheque to the amount of $250.00 and runner up prizes to the amount of $50.00.
The winners are judged on a number of categories, such as design and layout, planting management, creativity, functionality, recycling functions and student involvement.