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2 September, 2023

Herberton set to bloom with flower show

GREEN thumbs and flower enthusiasts from across the region will be converging on Herberton this weekend for the 77th annual flower show.

Herberton set to bloom with flower show - feature photo

The show, which started in 1946 and is considered to be one of the longest-running flower shows in Australia, is run by the Herberton Garden Group and features thousands of entries in numerous categories.

Apart from categories for just about every type of flower there is, including the traditional favourites of roses, pansies, carnations, zinnias, gerberas and marigolds, the event also has categories in native shrubs, orchids and for floral art.

In addition, there’s categories for vegetables, herbs, and pot plants.

The event’s biggest award is Best Flower of the Show.

The show, which is held in the Herberton Shire Hall, goes over two days, starts at 1pm on Saturday and goes through to 5pm, and again on Sunday from 9am to 12 noon.

The official opening of the event is at 1.30pm Saturday, followed by a performance from the MAS Choir. Presentation of winners will commence from 12 noon on Sunday.

Anyone wishing to enter their cut flowers, plants or craft should have their entries at the hall on Friday from 1pm to 6pm. Those entering the floral art competition can drop their entries off on Saturday from 8am to 9.30am.

While gardeners and green thumbs will be looking at plants and flowers there’s also a photography competition happening at the same time. Images do not have to be of flowers.


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