Hav­ing a bloom­ing good time

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

ECHUCA’S Unit­ing Church hall in Hare St will be full of colour when the fifth an­nual Na­tive Plant Show­case is held on Satur­day.

The Aus­tralian Plant So­ci­ety’s Echuca-Moama group will host the event, high­light­ing how spec­tac­u­lar and di­verse the na­tion’s plants can be.

There will be a huge range of dif­fer­ent na­tive flow­ers, dis­plays from Birdlife Aus­tralia and Strathal­lan Fam­ily Land­care, sales of plants and books, and a spe­cial dis­play from the Strathal­lan Glider Sanc­tu­ary.

The spe­cial fea­ture this year is plants of the grass­land.

Or­gan­is­ers said it was a great op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to see and learn about na­tive plants.

Flow­ers are sourced by group mem­bers from lo­cal gar­dens as well as a few spe­cial cul­ti­vars from the Yarra Yarra Group Aus­tralian Plant So­ci­ety.

With the drier sea­son this year, or­gan­is­ers said it would be in­ter­est­ing to see just what would turn up.

En­try is $2 and there will be lucky door prizes and a raf­fle.

Women from the church will be sell­ing morn­ing and af­ter­noon tea as well as lunch.

Doors open at 9am and close about 4pm.

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