Bloomin’ mar­vels

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS - By Char­mayne Al­li­son

WHILE flow­ers may be a lit­tle shy this year, that won’t stop the Kyabram Gar­den Club’s An­nual Spring Flower Show from com­ing to town, bringing plenty of colour with it.

The event, held at the Kyabram Town Hall, will see lo­cal green thumbs gather to dis­play their hor­ti­cul­tural hand­i­work.

Pro­ceeds from the day will go to the lo­cal Parkin­son’s Group and the Com­mu­nity Cen­tres Quilt­ing Group (which makes quilts for peo­ple in pal­lia­tive care).

“The flow­ers have been late to bloom this year, but we’re sure it will all come to­gether on the day,” club mem­ber Mac­der­mid said.

“This is the gar­den club’s main event and is a great pro­mo­tion for gar­den­ing in Kyabram.

“It’s also a fan­tas­tic chance to show­case the beau­ti­ful plants in town.”

Lo­cal gar­den­ers are en­cour­aged to bring flow­ers, pot plants and flo­ral art for dis­play.

The show will also fea­ture the peo­ple’s choice An­nual Flo­ral Art com­pe­ti­tion, with prize money of $50, $30 and $20 up for grabs.

“There are no set themes and ev­ery­one is welcome to en­ter,” Mr Mac­der­mid said.

Trad­ing stalls will be sell­ing or­chids, irises, roses, and jew­ellery, with Rat­cliffe’s Gar­den Ma­chin­ery Cam ex­hibit­ing a range of Stihl bat­tery-pow­ered gar­den equip­ment.

Ex­pert gar­den­ers will also be on hand to share some sage ad­vice, with Gra­ham Sargeant from Silkies Rose Farm and orchid-ex­pert Arthur Tip­pet among the top names.

And Fab Flow­ers will have a range of fruit fly traps for sale.

The An­nual Spring Flower Show will be held from 10am on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13 at the Kyabram Town Hall.

En­try is $3 and Devon­shire tea will be avail­able.

The hall will be open on Thursday, Oc­to­ber 12 at 1pm and Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13 from 7.30am un­til 9.30am to re­ceive en­tries.

Marg Bow­ers and Cam Mac­der­mid are pre­par­ing for the Kyabram Gar­den Club’s An­nual Spring Flower Show.

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