HOUSEHOLDerS across the city are being encouraged to take part in the Going for Gold Garden Competition which was launched this week by the Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Gerry McLoughlin
â€œThis is a marvellous initiative which will inspire householders across the city to get out and about in their gardens,â€ said the Labour councillor.
The Going for Gold Garden Competition, which will run until the end of August, is sponsored by the Parkway Shopping Centre which has put up a prize worth â‚¬1,000.
â€œI am delighted with the Parkway Shopping Centreâ€™s involvement in the first year of the Going for Gold Garden Competition. Gardening is a marvellous pastime for many householders and this competition is a way of acknowledging and rewarding them for their effortsâ€ said Roger Beck, manager of the Parkway Shopping Centre.
Paul Foley, Senior Executive Officer at Limerick City Council is encouraging householders to take part and show off their gardens.
â€œThe Environment Department is actively supporting the Going for Gold Garden Competition. We are looking forward to seeing all the wonderful gardening initiatives underway by city householders. Household gardens are often visible from the public road and can give a great lift of colour and vibrancy to the area. We are looking forward to receiving the entries,â€ he said.
To enter the Going For Gold Garden competition, send your, name, address and phone number along with a one page description detailing how you created and developed your garden to â€˜Going for Goldâ€™, C/O Environment Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, Limerick.
Five printed photographs of the garden should also be included.
The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday, August 10.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony at City Hall in September.