BLOOMING BARGAINS: David and Jan Anderson picked up some great bargains and tips at a previous Gardenfest.
BLOOMING BARGAINS: David and Jan Anderson picked up some great bargains and tips at a previous Gardenfest. Erin Smith

Gardenfest adds colour

EVER since humans first walked on our planet, they have had a fascination with and an affiliation for the feel of warm, moist soil against their bare skin.

In early times, soil was mixed with water and applied to the body as a protective covering to ward off the stings and bites of pesky insects.

The many colours of the earth were also used to decorate their bodies in an elaborate fashion.

Now days, the feel of warm, moist earth against our bare skin is managed through the pursuit of therapeutic relaxation, enjoyment and sense of achievement and fulfilment - we now call it gardening.

Aesthetically, dressing and planting our gardens gives us a great sense of achievement and an opportunity to establish the personality of our own garden or an outdoor room.

Remember, that your garden is your very own private patch so you can do what ever you want in it - within reason of course.

So why not gather ideas or accessories to make your garden your own botanical oasis by visiting Gardenfest.

This year, the gardening and trade expo will be held at the Stanthorpe Christian Fellowship on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8 from 9am-4pm each day.

For those who are new to gardening and would like help, the Plants People will be available to answer any and all questions.

There will also be staff available to answer questions about native flora and herb plants.

With so much help and a huge range of products, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Admission to the Stanthorpe Gardenfest and Trade Expo is free.

Light refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day.

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