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The Lockyer Valley Garden Competition is now open for entries! 

Gardening enthusiasts from across the region are urged to get their prized possessions ready for spring and enter into the 2017 Lockyer Valley Garden Competition.

Entries for the competition close on Friday 18 August, with judging on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 August. There are some great prizes up for grabs, including a $200 voucher for the Grand Champion and $150 for the new Reserve Grand Champion plus other prizes for each category.

To enter, simply complete an entry from which can be collected from one of the Council offices in Gatton or Laidley or download here - 2017 Garden Competition Entry Form.

All entrants will be invited to attend a presentation morning tea, to be held on Tuesday 5 September at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, where all winners will be announced.

This year’s judge will be Eileen Zahnow and she will be keen to chat to entrants about their gardens during her visits.

For more information on the Lockyer Valley Garden Competition contact the Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre in Gatton on 5466 3425 or see the entry form for details.

Open Garden PeriodLockyer Valley gardens will be showcased during the open garden period, to be held from Thursday 7 September and continuing through the Laidley Spring Festival and during the lead up to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, finishing on Sunday 17 September.

The list of entrants will be available from Monday 4 September so you can plan your day to visit the gardens during the open garden period. The list will be available at Council offices in Gatton and Laidley, Lockyer Valley Libraries, the Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre in Gatton and online at after 4 September.

Public Bus Tour - A public bus tour of the winning gardens will be held on Friday 8 September, leaving the Laidley Cultural Centre at 10am and returning at approximately 3pm. Tickets are $10pp and will be on sale from Monday 21 August 2017 at the Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre in Gatton or by phoning 5466 3425.

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Visitor Centre

Lake Apex Visitor Information
Centre (Gatton)

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton QLD 4343

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday
8.30am - 4.30pm

We are closed Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and Good Friday.