Gardeners get ready for Casino flower show
THE ninth annual Flower Show and Garden Fair from the Casino and District Garden Club is getting close, and so the club are asking any greenery lovers to get out their gloves and spades.
Events co-ordinator from the Casino and District Garden Club, Terry Rolfe, said there will be all the traditional garden show elements, as well as some added elements to change up the pace.
They'll have the competition categories of cut flowers and pot plants, as well as a photography competition with a garden theme, Mr Rolfe explained.
Then they'll have stalls showcasing practically "anything to do with gardening - we'll have it."
There's more than one reason to love the Flower Show and Garden Fair, Mr Rolfe said.
"The flower show itself, the competitive part, engenders interest in gardening through competition."
"I think in the future we will continue to grow."
"In relation to the garden fair, we're showcasing local and regional garden related businesses," he said.
"We're also promoting Casino itself, the area and the region as a place of horticultural interest."
Mr Rolfe said the show and fair also has an education and information function.
"We'll be having talks, presentations and workshops during the day on things like garden design, flower arrangements, care and maintenance of specific plants or flowers as well," he said.
"We entertain - not only do we have the visual entertainment, but we also have other entertainment. We'll have the Casino One Voice Choir is going to sing some garden-related songs."
In addition they'll have a ballet performance and fun stuff for the kids, like face painting.
Pam Stuckey, of Casino, has been a member of the garden club for eleven years.
"I just love gardening, I love to be outside," she said.
And it's paid off - Mrs Stuckey has won a prize at the show every year!
Casino Flower Show and Garden Fair
WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 9am-4pm.
WHERE: North Coast Community Church, Richmond St, Casino (The old Bowling Club)
COST: $3 adults, free for children aged 14 and under
MORE INFO: Check out the club's Facebook page.