Gardenfest to burst into colour
Spring is the season to grow and show
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.