Showcase your garden this spring! 

Our annual Garden Showcase recognises and celebrates the incredible gardens across our city. It is open to residents, community groups, organisations, businesses and schools that want to share the story of their garden. This year we have some great new categories and our community will help judge the winners.


  • Edible garden – For productive gardens growing fruit and vegetables.
  • Young gardener (under 12) – For children under 12 years old who show enthusiasm or commitment to gardening.
  • Verge garden – For attractive verge gardens that meet our Verge Development Guidelines and have been designed with the environment in mind.
  • Wildlife-friendly garden – For gardens that support native wildlife such as birds, bees, butterflies, reptiles, frogs or bats!
  • Outdoor garden – For attractive residential gardens that show originality or creativity and consideration for the environment.
  • Gardening together – For communal or shared gardens that show how gardening together can build social connection. Entries are encouraged from community gardens, schools, childcare centres, community organisations and businesses.

This year we’re asking our community to help us choose a winner, with prizes for each category. Winning entries receive a $100 gift voucher, or $50 for the Young Gardener, and professional photo shoot of their garden.

Entries are open until 6 November 2022. Voting is open from 10 to 27 November 2022. 

For more information visit 

Image of 2022 Garden Showcase

Stobie Pole Art

We’ve had great feedback about the recently installed artwork on Stobie poles around the estate. They have been installed on poles in Oaklands Road, near the junctions with Beauford Avenue, Pethick Terrace & Melanto Terrace, on Chambers Street near Whittier and on Minchinbury Terrace opposite the railway station. The project took a lot longer than anticipated and cost more too but we think the effort was worthwhile. There have been suggestions that we should do more and even that residents might like to sponsor a pole.

Some time ago we floated the idea via our quarterly newsletter, asking for feedback and ideas. Dez Clark who had only been living locally for a short time volunteered his assistance and came up with concepts based on photos and input from the committee. Here are some of his concept drawings and the final artwork. These had to be trimmed to fit the poles which are tapered and believe it or not, different sizes.

Here are pictures of the artworks in place:

Each panel has a QR code and when a mobile device scans the code, it creates a link to this website.

Dez Clark works for Vale Signs, the company that produced the final artwork and the laminated panels. The panels were affixed by our President Fred Hill and Vice-President Robert Riggs.

We acknowledge the support of the City of Marion which assisted the project with a generous grant.