Pam Golding Properties East London Garden Competition grows

So successful was last year’s (2011) Pam Golding Properties’ Gardens of East London competition, which included fundraising for local charities, that this year’s event, to be held on 22 and 23 September (2012) will incorporate several new categories.

Says Hanlie Bassingthaighte, Pam Golding Properties area principal in East London: “Held not only to inspire and recognise attractive gardens, the weekend ‘Gardens on Show’ element of the competition raised over R60 000 for well-deserving, local charities.

“This year, in addition to the existing categories for small, medium and large gardens, we have included Township Gardens, Gardens in Retirement Centres, and a section for the Best Street. We are also asking previous winners to take part as honorary ‘Gardens of Distinction’ in order to keep interest in the competition keen.” The sizes for the first three categories are small – under 500sqm; medium – 500-1000sqm; and large – over 1000sqm.

Bassingthwaighte says the Best Street category refers to the verges of the gardens in a street, which should comprise at least six verges either adjacent/and or opposite each other in the same road. “We are hoping this will prove really beneficial to the image of the city of East London, with property owners collectively adopting the verge and open spaces in their streets. This has further spin-offs with a potential longer term positive effect in enhancing the image and property values of such a street. A home buyer will know that he or she is investing in an area where people take pride in their environment and have a strong sense of community,” she says.

She adds that the aim of the weekend Gardens on Show is not only raising money for charity, but at the same time creating a standard for the gardens entering so that members of the public can view extraordinary gardens. “We are hoping that previous winners will once again open their gardens to public viewing in order to help raise funds for charity. And, as we acknowledge that some gardeners prefer their gardens not be judged, we hope that they too will participate in the Gardens on Show so that garden enthusiasts can gain inspiration by viewing outstanding examples of what can be achieved,” says Bassingthwaighte.

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