How does your garden grow?
Town recognizes most attractive properties
If having a green thumb isn’t enough, Carbonear residents now have another reason to spruce up their properties.
The town’s special events committee has launched a contest designed to recognize the best gardens in town. It’s the committee’s latest addition to its calendar of annual events.
“There are an awful lot of nice gardens around Carbonear,” said committee spokeswoman Judy Cameron.
“Besides art exhibits and best sculpin contests held in conjunction with the annual Carbonear Days celebrations, the committee is trying to come up with a variety of events and attractions,” Cameron said.
The selection committee looked at floral arrangements and landscaping or a combination of the two as their criteria for choosing the winners.
After driving around town and looking at properties, she said committee members selected 21 properties from which three top prize winners and three honourable mentions were chosen.
Pete and Donna Dooley took first place for their property at the corner of Pike’s Lane and Cross Roads.
This property at 24 Pike’s Lane, owned by Pete and Donna Dooley, took first place in Carbonear’s best garden contest.