THE Cockman House Vegie Growers collected a quartet of accolades at the Wanneroo Show recently, building on the success of their inaugural entry a year earlier.
The group of seven volunteers tend to the vegetable gardens at Wanneroo’s oldest standing residence, upholding the Cockman family’s market gardener heritage.
The group won first prizes for a tray of salad vegetables, carrots, lettuce and rhubarb entries, and second prizes for a tray of vegetables and leeks at the agricultural show at Wanneroo Showground in November.
“Four wins and two second places are a big achievement considering it was only the second time we’ve entered,” volunteer gardener Vickie Anderson said.
Mrs Anderson said the group met two or three times a week, tending to the garden and giving back to the community.
Bill Davis, David Whitehouse, Neil Anderson, Vickie Anderson, Margaret Jones and Janet Egan.