THE lawns had been trimmed and flowers coaxed into bloom for a spring gardening competition.
Residents of the RFBI Moss Vale Masonic Village gathered in their community hall to hear who had won the annual event.
Self care adminstrator Uma Mohan congratulated all the residents and said their efforts made the village a lovely place to live.
“The gardens brighten up in spring and you all take such pride in the presentation,” she said.
“They are so beautiful because of your care and attention to your gardens.”
Third place went to May Howlett (who was away), whose flower beds were overflowing with colour.
Second place went to Ron Thomson for his manicured garden.
“I’m an old Bondi boy, I’ve never had a garden in my life,” he said.
The top prize, for the sixth year running, went to David and Judith Allan, for their extensive garden, which includes a Maybush hedge, succulents and a lemon tree.
“We love looking after our garden, it gives us something to do,” Mr Allan said.
“If you want to come and have a look and get some tips, feel free to stop by.”
The residents also receive help from T and T Property Maintenance to keep the grounds looking lovely.
The Allans will add their trophy to their extensive collection in their garage. Winners also received vouchers to Bunnings.