Sustainable Verge Garden Awards

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The Town encourages sustainable and water wise verges which are clean, neat and contribute to the greening of Town streetscapes.  

The Verge Garden Awards recognise residents who upgrade and maintain their verges with waterwise landscaping.

Verges can be:

a) designed to incorporate local native species which increase local plant diversity and provide food and habitat for local native animals; or

b) designed to use low water demand plants which increase the streetscape appeal of the local area.

Award Categories

There are two award categories: 

  • Best Sustainable Verge Presentation
  • Best Sustainable Verge Transformation

Prizes will be awarded in both award categories, for first, second and third place.  

1st prize: $500

2nd prize: $300

3rd prize: $200


Judging by two officers is expected to take place in late July- early August.


Residents are encouraged to either self-nominate or nominate another property within the Town.

Nominations include a 25 words or less submission and photograph of the nominated verge garden. 

Award winners will be notified by the Town in September and awards will be presented by the Mayor in September when gardens are in full bloom for spring. 

ENTER 2021 AWARDS HERE. Nominations close 1 July. 

Native Plant Subsidy Scheme 

Kick start your verge garden project with subsidised plants under the Town’s Native Plant Subsidy Scheme throughout May. Residents can purchase up to 80 local native seedlings per household at the discounted price of $1.75 each from Apace Nursery. 

For more information go to Native Plant Subsidy Scheme.