PHOTOS: Feast your eyes on Lismore's best gardens
LISMORE gardeners showed their style and have produced some brilliantly gorgeous gardens.
When the Lismore Homes Garden Education Club announced the winners in their annual Spring Garden Competition on Friday September 20, it recognised some of the regions most inspiring and exciting green-thumbs.
More than 30 classes offered keen gardeners the opportunity to enter everything from a pot-plant to a garden bed, a rosebush to their entire vegetable patch, floral display or pathway.
The Champion Garden Award went to Maree and Paul Parkinson for their stunning 2Ha garden, while reserve champion went to perennial winners Dorothy and Charlie Cox for their charming cottage garden.
And while some of the winners with were experienced veterans, others showed that youth is no barrier to possessing a green thumb.
Three public schools in the region showed they have some talented young gardeners when they won their categories in the Schools Competition.
Mrs Cox and multiple vegetable garden award winner Warren Coles judged the school gardens.
"All the children and teachers can be very proud of their wonderful, wonderful gardens,” she said.
Tregeagle PS won the prize for a school garden with Over 100 students, Blakebrook PS won the prize for 50 - 100 Students and Goolmangar PS won the Under 50 Students award.
Lismore Home Garden Education Club secretary Dawn Coles said everyone who loves gardening is encouraged everyone to get involved.
"You don't have to be an expert, you just have to love gardening,” she said.
"Anyone interested in learning more about our friendly club should contact me via email@example.com or on 6628 2133.”