Orange entries a bloomin' good chance in Autumn Flower Show

WEED ‘em and weep.

The Orange Autumn Flower Show is expecting upward of 100 entrants on Saturday, but the central west’s resident horticulturalists are set to leave any visitors in their wake.

Orange District Horticulture Association president Bob Smith said he expects local growers to spruik some of the competition’s best exhibits, and dominate the show’s judging tomorrow afternoon.

Local roses and dahlias are expected to impress, and Mr Smith said he is excited to see what all the entrants produce.

“People are coming from all over the place,” he said.

“We’re expecting about 100 from Orange, Blayney, Cowra, Canberra...anywhere really. There has been very good dahlias this season, and the roses are going to be great as well. We’re also exhibiting vegetables and pot plants this year.”

Trophy prizes are up for grabs in several different categories, with the grand champion prize the most sought after.

Mr Smith said the show isn’t just for flower growers, with several opportunities on offer for even the most novice gardener.

“Everyone can learn from the exhibitors,” he said. 

“Learn how they get their flowers to that point, and learn how they cultivate them. It’s going to be a wonderful afternoon, and it’s a great chance to see some different flowers”.

The Autumn Flower Show is at the St Barnabas Church hall, and exhibits open from 1pm. Entries will be accepted up until 10am tomorrow morning.

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