Flower show at Pomonal

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The 35th con­sec­u­tive Pomonal Na­tive Flower Show at Pomonal Hall at the week­end will fea­ture plants of the Ru­taceae fam­ily, which in­cludes cor­reas and boro­nias.

It is the sec­ond year the show will be in the new hall and this year it will fea­ture a hall gar­den land­scaped with na­tive plants.

The show will be from 9.30am to 5pm on Satur­day and 10am to 4pm on Sun­day. En­try is $5 for adults and chil­dren are free of charge.

Aus­tralian Plants So­ci­ety Grampians Group mem­bers present the show over two days, with flow­ers picked from pri­vate gar­dens in Pomonal, Ararat, Stawell and Dunkeld.

The show will fea­ture more than 300 na­tive flow­ers on dis­play and all will be named to al­low pa­trons to pick their favourites and write wish lists.

The Ru­taceae plant fam­ily also in­cludes pop­u­lar gen­era such as philothe­cas, na­tive cit­rus and diplo­lae­nas. All will take cen­tre stage.

Group mem­bers have de­cided to ‘have fun’ with the hall lay­out this year so vis­i­tors can ex­pect some­thing special.

There will also be thou­sands of na­tive plants as well as botany, gar­den­ing and nat­u­ral his­tory books for sale and re­fresh­ments avail­able.

Sev­eral district na­tive gar­dens will be open and en­try will be free of charge to pa­trons with a show-en­try ticket. Maps will be avail­able at the hall.

A Pomonal Vil­lage Mar­ket will be at Pomonal Oval dur­ing the week­end.

Or­gan­is­ers en­cour­age peo­ple to make the most of the oc­ca­sion and visit Grampians Na­tional Park, as well as Halls Gap Wild­flower dis­play, which is on the same week­end in Halls Gap. Peo­ple can call Linda Hand­scombe on 0407 700 843 or email dl­hand­scombe@big­pond.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

NA­TURE’S BEAUTY: Aus­tralian Plants So­ci­ety Grampians Group vi­cepres­i­dent Neil Mar­riot takes note of a gre­vil­lea col­lec­tion at last year’s Pomonal Na­tive Flower Show.

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