To date we have received eight entries from the following schools: West Melton Primary, St Albans Catholic, Cathedral Grammar, Aidanfield Christian, Shirley Intermediate, Bishopdale, West Spreydon, and Bromley (1). Ideally we’d like a minimum of 10 schools so if any member can suggest another school even at this late stage we’ll follow it up with vigour.

The planning and organising of this inaugural event is being undertaken by the CHS Education Committee chaired by Ray King and is a real team effort involving Annette Hill (School Liaison), Daggi Goeke (Health & Safety), Allan Paterson (Logistics), Rachel Vogan (Convenor of Judges) and Faye Fyfe (Catering). The judging criteria are fourfold:- Wow Factor (30%), Design & Theme (25%), Educational Elements & Age-Appropriate Student Input (30%) and finally Construction, Presentation & Finishing (15%).

Each school will be required to produce a story board to describe their garden theme. This can be written, pictorial, photographic or some mix of these. A planting plan is also required so visitors can identify all the plants used in the exhibit.