Echuca Horticultural Society will host its Spring Flower Show today and tomorrow.TRENT HORNEMAN August 29, 2014 3:05am
Green thumbs from across the region will leave their imprint on Echuca’s St Mary’s Parish Centre today.
Echuca Horticultural Society will host its annual Spring Flower Show today and tomorrow.
While spring conjures up images of daffodils, camellias and other vibrant floral arrangements, Moama’s John Butcher will showcase a more edible offering.
Because Mr Butcher has turned to the vegetables grown in his backyard, including cabbage, to create a display with a difference.
He said he loved spending time working in the garden, but admitted he would be happier if his thumb was just a little greener.
Mr Butcher, society vice-president, claims to have inherited a ‘gardening gene’, as his parents were long-time members.
Now retired, he also shares his volunteer hours with Probus, Echuca-Moama Theatre Company and the CFA.
‘‘Being in the garden is very therapeutic and keeps me physically active all year around and I have the satisfaction of growing my own food,’’ he said.
The society hosts annual flower shows in spring and autumn to showcase the talents of regional gardeners.
Show manager Marg Orso said this show would feature everything from flowers to floral art and vegies.
The society was formed in 1880 to encourage a love of gardening, promote the improvement of home and public gardens and create a friendly meeting place to discuss and share the art of gardening.
Members provide tips and tricks for those interested in learning more about how they can feed their family from their garden.
The society also offers affordable bus trips to interesting locations to explore the horticultural innovation of others.
The next trip is to the Kyneton Daffodil Festival in early September and will be advertised.
Mrs Orso said people wanting to enter the show could call her on 5482
The show is on at St Mary’s, 224 Anstruther St, today from 1pm to 4pm and tomorrow from 10am to 3pm.
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