Keep Albany Beautiful awards honour residents working hard to keep town blooming

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Kerry Smart’s winning private garden. INSET: Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington and Keep Albany Beautiful president Lynley Harrison present Kerry Smart with her winning plaque.
Camera IconKerry Smart’s winning private garden. INSET: Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington and Keep Albany Beautiful president Lynley Harrison present Kerry Smart with her winning plaque. Credit: Supplied

Locals who went above and beyond to keep their pocket of Albany looking pristine this year were celebrated at a community awards ceremony earlier this month.

Keep Albany Beautiful held its annual showcase at the City of Albany on December 3, celebrating the community’s independent efforts to keep the City looking tidy.

Spencer Park Primary's Dianne Ruffell accepts the best school garden award.
Camera IconSpencer Park Primary's Dianne Ruffell accepts the best school garden award. Credit: Supplied

Every month, Keep Albany Beautiful volunteers visit gardens across the City and pick a monthly winner.

The overall winners for the year are honoured at the ceremony.

City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington helped announce the winners, who were presented with a commemorative plaque to display in their gardens.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington presents Debbie and Tony Docking with the best water-wise garden award.
Camera IconAlbany Mayor Dennis Wellington presents Debbie and Tony Docking with the best water-wise garden award. Credit: Supplied

“Keep Albany Beautiful is in its 49th year and is now growing from strength to strength. There were 125 guests seated for this event,” Keep Albany Beautiful president Lynley Harrison said.

“The showcase is to award the keen gardeners in Albany with the recognition of the way they present their front gardens and streets which enriches all our lives.”

Warrenup resident Kerry Smart was awarded best private garden, Mira Mar couple Tony and Debbie Docking won best water-wise garden, Big 4 Middleton Beach Caravan Park claimed best commercial garden, and Spencer Park Primary School won best school garden.

Josh and Mel Shuttleworth accept the best commercial garden award.
Camera IconJosh and Mel Shuttleworth accept the best commercial garden award. Credit: Supplied

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