Indulge your passion and get to festival
FOR many people, gardening can be a passion or a take it and leave it affair.
Then there are those of us who like to dabble around the edges, “just to have the place looking nice”.
“The Stanthorpe district certainly presents climatic conditions which can make any attempt at gardening frustrating,” Stanthorpe Garden Club secretary Gina Marino said.
“When success is achieved however, the results are very rewarding and enjoyable.
“Gardeners are a cheerful lot, optimistic by nature and always willing to take on a challenge.
“What better way is there to recharge those primeval urges of tilling the soil and growing something, than attending the free admission, 2018 Stanthorpe Gardenfest and Trade Fair.”
It is being held at 207 Amosfield Road on Friday, October12 and Saturday, October 13 from 9am until 4pm.
“You could pick up some inspiring ideas from the specialists plant growers and nurseries or purchase a garden ornament to fill in that vacant spot in the garden,” Gina said.
Club president Ian Jackson and Gina both agree that no longer do you have to dream of what your patch could be if you want to indulge in this very healthy pastime. It is all there at this year’s Gardenfest and Trade Fair.
“It is a well known fact that those of us who garden in our later years are not only much healthier, both mentally and physically, but enjoy greater longevity,” Mr Jackson added.
FEST IS BACK: Stanthorpe Gardenfest is on again this October 12-13. Clair Cunningham is pictured at a previous event.