GREEN THUMB: Cherry Lane Nursery owner Morwenna Harslett is ready for another great year at Gardenfest.
GREEN THUMB: Cherry Lane Nursery owner Morwenna Harslett is ready for another great year at Gardenfest. Amy Kadel

Seeds sown for garden festival

SPRING and gardening are the two companions that we can all associate with and for many of us it is the best and most rewarding time of the year.

Not always acknowledge, one of the most enjoyable aspects of Spring is nature's most joyous performance, the dawn chorus. Early morning is not the best time to forage for food, so birds put all their efforts into the dawn chorus instead, singing their hearts out to attract mates and defend their territories. It is these wonderful dawn choruses that stir us into action each morning as we venture out into our gardens.

Spring is an exciting and magnificent time to be out in our gardens and it is certainly one of the most enjoyable and most colourful. In the early days of Spring the dull mantel of over wintered plants is thrown off by the emerging emerald green and deep burgundy new leaves and the wonderful soft colours of white, pink and cerise of the flowering pears, plums, peach, cherry and crab apples. It is the time when seeds are sown and seedlings transplanted. Spring brings with it renewed enthusiasm and energy to get out and enjoy what we have created around us.

The Stanthorpe Garden Club, has everything is in place for the highly popular Number One Gardening Event on the Southern Downs and Granite Belt, the 2018 Stanthorpe Gardenfest and Trade Fair, to be held again this year at the Stanthorpe Christian Fellowship, 207 Amosfield Road, on 12th and 13th October, open from 9.00 am till 4.00pm each day.

"This much anticipated annual event, with free admission, epitomises the Spirit of Spring,” Ian Jackson, President of the Garden Club, said.

"The Stanthorpe Garden Club enjoys staging this event each year and is always encouraged by the magnificent support from both the dedicated gardener and those who are enthusiastic and keen to take part in wonderful hobby.”

"We look forwarded to the public's continued support of this year's Gardenfest. It truly is a most enjoyable event to visit and we encourage everyone to come along and view the many diverse stalls together with the latest releases in the plant world,” Mr Jackson added.

Gardenfest

When: October 12 and 13, 9am-4pm

Where: Stanthorpe Christian Fellowship, 207 Amosfield Rd

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