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Winners of €500 School Garden Competition

Posted on: 23 Apr 2018

Many thanks to the hundreds of children who entered our competition "Win €500 for your School Garden". We were overwhelmed with more than 800 entries. Thanks also to all the teachers and principals of our local schools for encouraging the children to design their Dream Garden. The standard of entries was unbelievably high. The future of Garden Design is safe in West Cork!

Competition winners were presented with their prizes by the ultimate Dream Garden Designer, Diarmuid Gavin on April 21st. 

Winners were as follows (for full photos of the event and the winners click here):

Third prize winner: Ciarán McCarthy from Rossmore (Kilmeen National School). Age 5. Chosen for his great use of textures including stickers and glitter and for bringing loads of wildlife into his dream garden


Second prize winner: Elyse O’Connor from Innishannon (Gurrane National School). Age 8. Chosen for her very precise and imaginative garden layout with accompanying explanations and descriptions


First Prize winner: Maja Krszyskow from Timoleague (Bandon Presentation Primary). Age 11. Winner of the prize for her beautiful attention to detail, perspective and colour. Definitely a budding artist!


Winning school: €500 voucher to spend at Bandon Co-op Garden Centres on their school garden – Bandon Presentation Primary. Voucher presented to Susan Corr, 5th Class Teacher from Bandon Presentation Primary, along with first prize winner Maya.

Congratulations to Bandon Presentation Primary and especially the committee of the Green Schools Initiative who will put the voucher to great use! We look forward to seeing how your School Garden progresses.

Diarmuid Gavin and Ger Brickely (CEO of Bandon Co-op) present €500 Bandon Co-op Garden Centre voucher to Maja Krszyskow (first prize winner) and Susan Corr (5th class teacher) from Bandon Presentation Primary School.