Costa heads to Douglas
THE upcoming Douglas Garden Awards will have a celebrity flavour with the ABC’s Costa Georgiadis recently confirmed as a judge.
Mr Georgiadis will join the mayor in assessing the handiwork of green thumbs across the shire.
Mayor Julia Leu said she was delighted the popular host of ABC’s would be able to make it to the Douglas Shire to judge the awards.
“I’ve met Costa before and really wanted him to be involved, as he’s a delightful person as well as being a guru of all things gardening,” Mayor Leu said.
“We’re delighted he’ll be coming up to the Douglas Shire to judge our fabulous local gardens and it’s another great reason for local businesses to get involved.”
The inaugural Douglas Garden Awards will be officially launched on July 1 and will feature categories for residential gardens, acreage gardens, sustainable gardens, professional gardeners and school or childcare centres.
Gardeners will have from July 1 to August 25 to enter the awards, with judging to take place on September 14-15.
Gardens will be judged on their design and layout, environmental initiatives, use of plants and creativity.
Go to the Douglas Shire Council’s website for more details on the awards and sponsorship opportunities available.