In­dulge your pas­sion and get to fes­ti­val

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE | WHAT’S ON -

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.

PHOTO: FILE

FEST IS BACK: Stanthorpe Gar­den­fest is on again this Oc­to­ber 12-13. Clair Cun­ning­ham is pic­tured at a pre­vi­ous event.

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