2017 Victorian Schools Garden Awards


Catholic schools at the VSGAOver 500 students and teachers from across the state gathered in the Royal Botanic Gardens to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Victorian Schools Garden Awards (VSGA).

Schools from across the Archdiocese of Melbourne were presented with awards, including:

As a program sponsor, Catholic Education Melbourne’s support of both the grant and award programs has assisted in the growth of many school gardens, young gardeners and outdoor classrooms. This year the Catholic Education Melbourne – Most Engaging Garden for Student Learning Award went to:

  • Noble Park Primary School
  • The Patch Primary School
  • Warragul Regional College

In its 40th year, the Victorian Schools Garden Awards have a long history of bringing gardening skills and the joy of learning to school-aged children through their school gardens. VSGA Chairman and Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria CEO, Craig Taberner explains, ‘With the tremendous support of Victorian schools and program sponsors, the VSGA has stood the test of time, as we celebrate 40 years.

‘Participation in the program remains as strong as ever, and it is fabulous to see the large number of Victorian schools that use outdoor spaces as part of their learning environment.’