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Bric’s green-fingered tenants!

June 23, 2021

In the last Bric newsletter, we put the call out for any keen gardeners to participate in our ‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’ competition. We asked residents to send us photos of the garden spaces they have created, for a chance to win one of two $100 Bunnings vouchers.

Entries to our competition could be big or small and it was all about making the most of the available space and sunlight. Nothing makes a space feel like home better than a windowbox, a herb garden or even a flowerbed. We know Bric tenants take a huge pride in their housing and we were impressed and delighted to see the wonderful work so many of our tenants have put into nurturing their gorgeous gardens. The judges had a very difficult time choosing only two winners!

Our first winner is Dean, of Baynes Street in Margate!

Having been at his property for just over a year, the judges were impressed with how much dedication and hard work had gone into completely transforming his courtyard in such a short amount of time! What was once a barren space with barely so much as a patch of grass, is now a beautiful, hidden oasis with hundreds of thriving plants, flowers and even a lemon tree!

Dean has also installed a fish pond, complete with water lilies, as well as a fish and a bird feeder constructed from drift wood in order to attract flocks of local native birds. Dean’s incredible work has inspired other tenants in the complex to start working on their own gardens and Bric looks forward to watching Baynes Street start to bloom in the coming months.

Our second winner is Tricia, a resident of Lower Bowen Terrace in New Farm!

Since moving into Lower Bowen Terrace, Tricia has worked tirelessly to beautify the common area gardens in the complex. The bare pathways and garden beds that were once crying out for some love and attention, have been transformed into lush and leafy walkways, bursting with a variety of native plants.  She has also thoughtfully constructed a trellis along the fence that supports climbing plants. This allows for the plants to happily grow, without causing any damage to the property.

Her activity in the garden not only creates a peaceful place for everyone to enjoy, but it has encouraged other residents to come and work alongside in creating a tropical space and positive spirit in her community. The effects of these efforts are easily felt by all who visit this complex and a big thank you goes out to all the residents who have helped make the gardens and friendships blossom!


We’d like to say well to all those who took part in the competition and also thank you to everyone who spends so much time making their spaces greener!