Blooming wonderful in garden

GARDEN after garden overflowing with colour and life made it hard for judges to choose winners for the Lakes in Bloom competition.

Plenty of The Lakes Retirement Village residents turned out to the ceremony yesterday to find out the individual and group winners.

Residents' choice winner Eileen Baynton was thrilled with her victory.

“It is such a nice surprise,” she said.

“I love gardening, I always have.”

Mrs Baynton has been living at the Lakes for almost six years and has been working on her garden since she moved in.

“Gardening keeps you active, it's good for you,” she said.

“I'm in the garden as often as I can be.”

Winners of the overall best garden competition were Keith and Betty Perry in third place, Bill and Moyra Dickerson in second and Don and Doris Dowling coming first.

The Lakes Retirement Village sales manager Leo De Mattia said the event is popular among residents.

“We were really happy with the event, it all went really smoothly,” he said.

“It's really good to get the residents' opinions in the competition.”

Mr De Mattia is impressed with the attractive gardens in the village.

“These people have put a lot of effort in to their gardens, it is something for them to be proud of,” he said.

The garden competition is a favourite event for residents and will be back again in 2010.

“I'm sure we will hold it (the competition) again next year, people look forward to it.”

The overall street winner was Lakes Boulevard Units 126 to 130.

Final Bundy in Bloom celebrations Don't miss out on the final Bundy in Bloom celebrations for spring. • Today - Bundaberg Aero Modellers Warbird Weekend • Today and tomorrow - Open Garden and Airing of the Quilts • Tomorrow - Bundaberg Bush House and Orchard Club information day with Tom Wyatt

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