Clermont garden takes top prize
A showstopping garden in Clermont has taken out the first ever Dig It, Isaac! competition.
Isaac Regional Council in partnership with generous local businesses encouraged residents to get back to basics by starting a new garden or completing a project that's been sitting on the to-do list.
Mayor Anne Baker, who was on the judging panel, said six winners from Clermont, Moranbah and Middlemount will share in prizes totalling $3700 with the prize money to be injected back into local Isaac businesses.
"Congratulations to Janet Appleton for winning the best overall garden section with her jaw-dropping, colour popping garden oasis," she said.
"As the major prize winner, Janet walks away with $1000 to spend at local businesses through our Shop Isaac program.
"A huge thank you to everyone for taking part in this competition. We received nearly 45 entries with six winners named which is a fantastic outcome given it's the first regional competition Council has run.
"I would like to acknowledge the amazing support from our local sponsors. We could not have done this without your incredible help. We're hoping to grow this competition every Spring."
The winners are:
• Best overall garden sponsored by High Country Mitre 10, Moranbah
Janet Appleton, Clermont
• Best edible garden sponsored by Home Timber and Hardware, Dysart
Wayne and Karen Pidgeon, Clermont
• Best drought resistant garden sponsored by Clermont Agencies
Lorraine Tonkin, Moranbah
• Best grown from seeds garden sponsored by Isaac Regional Council
Jodie Crawter, Middlemount
• Best potted garden sponsored by Glenden Hardware and Rural
Ruby Madden, Moranbah
• Best school, kindy or daycare garden sponsored by Middlemount Rural Traders
C&K Clermont Kindergarten
For more information on Shop Isaac visit https://www.isaac.qld.gov.au/shop-isaac or call 1300 ISAACS.