SOME of the central west’s top flower growers will go head-to-head with the state’s best at the Autumn Flower Show on Saturday.
Autumn show spokeswoman Elizabeth Smith said growers from Canberra would display their flowers in Orange.
“It’s hard to gauge how many people will exhibit flowers at the show, but it will be a lot and they’ll come from many different places including Cowra, Blayney, right here in Orange and also from Canberra,” she said.
“From Orange I’d estimate a dozen locals will take part.”
Mrs Smith said there were trophy prizes in many different categories up for grabs, with the most sought after prize the grand champion award.
She said not only was it a great opportunity for growers to showcase their flowers, it was also an opportunity for novice growers to get information.
“It really is a good learning place where novice growers can come and get advice on how to grow proper show-class flowers,” she said.
Mrs Smith said some of the flowers on display would include dahlias, gladioli, roses, carnations, miscellaneous flowers, pot plants, floral art as well as a small range of vegetables.
She encouraged all the region’s flower lovers to come along.
“If you want to see quality blooms and a big variety of flowers this is the show,” she said.
“You’ll get a sense of smell and colours of a big mass of flowers.”
The show is at St Barnabas Hall on Saturday, from 1pm to 5pm.
Cost is $3, children are free and afternoon tea is available.
For information phone president Robert Smith on 6365 1084.