Roses bloom at the 2018 Yarraman Garden Festival.
Roses bloom at the 2018 Yarraman Garden Festival. Kate McCormack

Quality team to judge Colours of Yarraman competitions

JUDGES will bring a wealth of knowledge to their roles at this year's Colours of Yarraman Festival.

Yarraman Progress Society president Joe Stimpson said organisers had invited judges with backgrounds suited to the different competition categories.

These categories include the main garden competition, a mini garden competition and decorated pots.

"We have a florist from Blackbutt to judge the flower arrangements and bouquets, and the judge who is in charge of the decorated pots has an impressive artistic background,” Mr Stimpson said.

The main garden judge also has a lot of experience with mini gardens.

Mr Stimpson said the judging would take place on the morning of Sunday, October 13, before the awards presentation at the Yarraman Memorial Hall from 9.30am.

"They have about an hour and a half to critique, before coming to the awards event and talking about each garden that won, why it won, and more,” Mr Stimpson said.

Mr Stimpson said the Yarraman Progress Society used to make the decorated pots category a citizen's choice award, but had opted for a judge this year to make the results fairer.

He said the event had attracted great council representation already, and organisers couldn't wait to see more councillors attend the events spread across the Colours of Yarraman Festival.

The event runs from October 10-13.