IT'S TIME to start pruning, potting, planting and preparing for the 2012 Observer Civic Beautification Committee Garden Awards.
Last year's awards attracted nearly 50 entries and organisers are hopeful this year's event will draw an even better response from garden enthusiasts in the region.
There are 15 classes in this year's garden awards including large garden, small garden, Australian native garden, school garden, vegetable garden and more. Entries close at 5pm Wednesday, October 3, and judging will take place the following week between October 9 and October 12.
Organisers have renowned landscape architect Lawrie Smith judging this year's competition. To enter the Observer Civic Beautification Committee Garden Awards, pick up an entry from the Observer reception or online at gladstoneobserver.com.au.
Look out for more information about the garden awards in the Gladstone Observer.
The major sponsors of this year's competition are the Civic Beautification Committee, The Gladstone Observer, Rio Tinto, Bill Robertson Toyota, Gladstone Regional Council and Channel 7.