Maryborough Horticultural Society president Joy Duke, Byron Gilmore and secretary Desma Smith with some of the stunning floral arrangements at Mr Gilmore's home last year.
Maryborough Horticultural Society president Joy Duke, Byron Gilmore and secretary Desma Smith with some of the stunning floral arrangements at Mr Gilmore's home last year. Robyne Cuerel

Flowers and colour to dazzle at Spring Spectacular

WITH spring already in full bloom, lovers of garden and colour will be dazzled by next month's Spring Spectacular flower show.

"We are really excited and there is a lot of interest, particularly with floral art and bonsai," Maryborough Horticultural Society president Joy Duke said.

"So far we have 17 exhibits in floral art, which is outstanding.

"There is a little worry, because it's been such a mild winter our flowers, which should flower in September, are flowering now.

"But entries in some categories have already exceeded last year's tallies."

The members of the Maryborough Horticultural Society have been holding an annual exhibition of flora for 65 years.

Society secretary Desma Smith said she and husband David arrived from Darwin in 2003 and thought Maryborough was great.

"David and I joined the club in 2004 to meet people and to see what plants grew around the region," Mrs Smith said.

"I have just started to learn floral art and am entering into the floral art section.

"We have always entered cut flowers and pot plants."

Entries are still open for all junior, novice, intermediate and open - each one with four categories.

There is also an artificial category.

There will be displays by local nurseries, plants and cut flowers for sale, raffles, refreshments and lunch available.

Entry is $2.

Spring Spectacular is held in the Maryborough City Hall on September 5, 8am-4pm; September 6, 9am-4pm and September 7, 9am-2pm.

For more information, phone Desma Smith on 4129 7820.



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