Flower show at Pomonal
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 email@example.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.