The Eurobodalla Council's parks and gardens crew congratulate apprentice Stacey Wade on completing her Certificate III in Horticulture.
On Thursday, December 17, Ms Wade was presented with The Shovel award by Moruya TAFE's Gabriele Harding.
She received the award for both theoretical knowledge and practical skills demonstrated throughout her studies.
Council's works manager Tony Swallow said the public would already be familiar with some of Ms Wade's work.
"Anyone who's visited the revamped gardens at Moruya's Apex and Riverside Parks can appreciate Stacey's talent, as she co-designed those with the rest of the team," Mr Swallow said.
"Former apprentices Rhiannon Cooper and Eli Ryan have also won The Shovel in recent years. We're pretty happy to be able to draw on a pool of great local talent, then support them through their apprenticeship with engaging work experience."
Ms Harding noted the council had consistently selected apprentices that excelled through their TAFE study.
"It's been a group of students that really excel, as you'll see by some of the names engraved on The Shovel."