Or­chids on show in Childers

Prized plants on dis­play

Isis Town and Country - - News -

OR­CHID grow­ers from across Queens­land gath­ered up their prized plants and headed to Childers last week­end for the Au­tumn Char­ity Show.

The spec­tac­u­lar flow­ers were in full bloom for this year’s event.

Pub­lic­ity of­fi­cer of the Childers and Isis District Or­chid So­ci­ety Fay Par­tridge said last year’s event was a great suc­cess and this year was even big­ger.

“We set up the dis­plays Fri­day at the cul­tural cen­tre and the judg­ing started at 7pm,” she said.

“It was a great event and we had more peo­ple through the doors than last year.”

Keen grow­ers and gar­den­ers had the op­por­tu­nity to watch live pot­ting demon­stra­tions and gain use­ful tips for grow­ing or­chids at home.

“We had a con­stant stream of guests wan­der­ing around and buy­ing some fab­u­lous plants.”

Mrs Par­tridge said the group was this year rais­ing funds for Queens­land Care flight He­li­copter.

“It’s a great ser­vice and we are happy to do­nate to a great ser­vice,” she said.

“Our en­trants were of the high­est of stan­dards with a great va­ri­ety of plants to be judged. Thanks to all the or­gan­is­ers and con­grat­u­la­tions to all of this year’s win­ners.”

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

SMALL­EST ON SHOW: Some tiny or­chids on show in Childers.

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