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7-year-old wins the Great Garden Contest at West Van's PumpkinFest
Nicholas Horn’s garden was the winner of the Garden Contest at this year’s well-attended PumpkinFest celebrations over the weekend.
“Not only does he love to plant and watch his garden grow, but he also loves to collect seeds to plan for next year’s garden,” says his mom Jodi Horn. “Sprouts often start in a ‘pocket garden’ under his pillow.”
This year the seven-year-old planted sweet peas, English peas, rhubarb, strawberries, roses, carnations, daisies, lily-of-the-valley, nasturtiums, fuchsia, calla lilies, various herbs, tomatoes, bleeding hearts, jasmine, and more.
Judges Jason Black of The Great Canadian Landscaping Company, and Jennifer Hatton, co-chair of the PumpkinFest, awarded Nicholas with the $500 fall cleanup prize from The Great Canadian Landscaping Company. The other finalists were the Kolebaba family and Al Thompson. More than 4,000 people attended PumpkinFest this past weekend, a fundraising event that supports the West Vancouver Community Centre Society.
- Farzana Logan