Gar­den­fest to burst into colour

Spring is the sea­son to grow and show

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE WHAT'S ON -

NU­MER­OUS poets, song writ­ers and au­thors have writ­ten and sung about spring.

Like­wise, there are also just as many who have writ­ten or sung about gar­dens or gar­den­ing.

Spring and gar­den­ing are two com­pan­ions we can all as­so­ci­ate with and for many of us it is the best time of the year.

Bri­tish hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ist and au­thor Gertrude Jekyll cap­tured the essence of spring and gar­den­ing when she said, “the love of gar­den­ing is a seed once sown that never dies”.

Spring is an ex­cit­ing and mag­nif­i­cent time to be out in our gar­dens and it is cer­tainly one of the most en­joy­able and most colour­ful.

The dull man­tel of win­ter is thrown off by the emerg­ing emer­ald green and deep bur­gundy new leaves and the won­der­ful soft colours of white, pink and cerise of the flow­er­ing pears, plums, peach, cherry and crab ap­ples.

Spring brings with it re­newed en­thu­si­asm and en­ergy to get out and en­joy what we have cre­ated around us.

Stan­thorpe Gar­den Club pres­i­dent Ian Jack­son said ev­ery­thing was in place for the num­ber one gar­den­ing event on the South­ern Downs and Gran­ite Belt, the 2017 Stan­thorpe Gar­den­fest and Trade Fair, to be held again this year at the Stan­thorpe Chris­tian Fel­low­ship, 207 Amos­field Rd, on Oc­to­ber 6–7, from 9am–4pm both days.

“This highly pop­u­lar an­nual event epit­o­mises the spirit of spring,” Mr Jack­son said.

“Many of the favourite and long stand­ing stall hold­ers are re­turn­ing again this year, to­gether with some new and in­ter­est­ing sites.

“This year’s event prom­ises to be a ‘must at­tend’ oc­ca­sion to be marked in our di­aries and on our cal­en­dars.

“The Stan­thorpe Gar­den Club looks for­ward to stag­ing this event each year and to re­ceive the mag­nif­i­cent sup­port from both the ded­i­cated gar­dener and those who are en­thu­si­as­tic and keen to give this won­der­ful past time a go.

“With the won­der­ful win­ter weather we have had, spring will be an ex­cit­ing and mag­nif­i­cent time to be out in our gar­dens and is cer­tain to again be one of the most en­joy­able and most colour­ful times of the year,” he said.

“We look for­warded to the pub­lic’s con­tin­ued sup­port of this year’s Gar­den­fest.

“It truly is a most en­joy­able event to visit and we en­cour­age ev­ery­one to come along and view the many di­verse stalls to­gether

with the lat­est re­leases in the plant world,” Mr Jack­son said.


GAR­DEN­ING FEVER: A small por­tion of the large crowd and stalls at the 2016 Gar­den­fest.

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