Spring is budding with flower and garden events
SPRING in Casino is going to be huge in the green thumb world if a number of garden and flower organisations have their way.
The Casino and District Garden Club has joined with St Mark's Flower Show and the Casino and District Orchid Society to organise the inaugural Casino Flower and Garden Festival, which will be a week-long event.
From September 21-29 people will be able to enjoy a number of floral events, dinners and competitions.
On September 21 the St Mark's Flower Show at the Anglican Hall in Barker St will be open to the public, with cut flowers, pot plants and decorative competitions.
That night is the Casino and District Garden Club Gala Presentation Dinner at the Commercial Hotel, where the winners of the Spring Garden Competition will be announced.
Through the week, entrants will open their gardens for people to view.
This can be done by self-drive expeditions or in bus trips.
The Orchid Society Orchid Show will follow from September 26-28 at St Mark's Anglican Hall, and promises plant stalls and pot plant and orchid competitions.
Phil Dudman will be the compere on Saturday, September 28 at the Casino Garden Club Flower Show and Garden Fair at Northcoast Community Church.
On that day there will be stalls and farmers' markets, an art and photography competition, kids' activities, food and plenty of entertainment including cut flower and pot- plant competitions.
The announcement of Grand Champion Garden among all four garden clubs (Casino, Kyogle, Woodburn-Coraki and Lismore) will be made.
For further details phone Terry Rolfe on 6663 7077.