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30 August, 2020

Blooming Marvellous

Green thumbs from across the Tablelands will be converging on Herberton this weekend for the 74th annual flower show.

By Phil Brandel

Green thumbs from across the Tablelands will be converging on Herberton this weekend for the 74th annual flower show.

The show which started at the end of World War 2 is one of the longest-running flower shows in Australia.

Secretary of the Herberton Garden Club Pamela Egan said there will be more than just flowers on display.

“We will also be having a local ladies choir performing on Saturday afternoon, a garden hat parade, morning and afternoon tea as well as a photography competition.”

The show which is held on both days across the weekend at the Herberton Shire Hall has entrants from right across the Tablelands as well as gardeners from Cairns travelling up to enter into the 100 different categories.

“Last year we had over 1000 entries, we are hoping to have just as many this year, we’re hoping that COVID hasn’t scared people away.” Ms Egan said

The annual flower show is run by the Herberton Garden Club who are also looking for new recruits to join their club.

“We need more help with our club, when we are not planning the Flower Show we help with the Herberton town gardens, with weeding and planting,” she said

“We meet on the second Wednesday of every month where we look at other members gardens.”

While gardeners and green thumbs will be looking at plants and flowers there’s also a photography competition happening at the same time.

Ms Egan said that the photos don’t need to be of flowers “So far we have had photographic entries of hamburgers, cars, flowers and birds,” she said

“It’s an open competition for adults and juniors, who can submit photos of whatever they like.”

Tablelands Regional Mayor Rod Marti will be presenting awards and prizes at 12 noon on Sunday.

For more information contact the Herberton visitors centre or call Pamela on 40962093

 

 

 

 

 

 


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