Camp Hill gardens the cream of the crop

CAMP Hill Primary’s gardens have been named Loddon’s best.

The school was this month selected as category three winner of the Victorian Schools’ Garden Awards, which saw it come up against the region’s primary schools with more than 280 pupils.

It welcomed a panel of judges last week to inspect the grounds.

The next stage of judging will ascertain if the school has won the overall state prize for the category.

Principal Leonie Roberts said she was confident the school’s gardens were among the best in Victoria.

“The visit went positively with the judges being very impressed with what they saw,” she said.

“They commented on the high level of involvement by our students in the development and maintenance of the garden. 

“They were also most impressed with the high level of community funding, which has helped Camp Hill Primary School to establish our beautiful gardens.”

The overall winner will be announced November 29 during a presentation at the Royal Botanic Gardens. 

The Victorian Schools’ Garden Awards, now in its 35th year, encourages school communities to use their gardens and grounds effectively.

The awards aim to provide students a platform to explore fresh ideas in the face of climate change. 

Entry is open to all government and non-government schools.

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