New this year: Enter our Old-School Flower Show

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15 Mar 2017

For the first time every Collectors' will stage an Old School Flower Show. So bring a flower to exhibit at the show. Great prizes are on offer and everyone's welcome!

We have memories of being mesmerised before tables laden with green bottles of home-grown flowers at country shows and we want to bring that magic back to Collectors Plant Fair this year. Just like this wonderful photograph taken at this year’s Glen Innis Show by Sophie Hansen from Local is Lovely! Please help us resurrect the flower shows of the past – and celebrate one of life’s simple pleasures – flowers! Join in by bringing a flower to display at the Fair on April 8. Take this opportunity to show off your talents and inspire a new generation of green thumbs.

This will be a true old-fashioned flower show with entries displayed in glass bottles ranged along trestle tables in the hall. Entries will be judged by a professional judge and there are great prizes to win. 

What do you need to do?

Pick a bloom from your garden, perhaps a rose, dahlia, seed pod, foliage, nerine, or early camellia … Bring it to the Flower Show Room at the Collectors Plant Fair, Saturday 8th April between 8am and 1pm. Write your name, mobile phone number and the name of your flower on one of our stickers. Pay your gold coin donation (proceeds go to Garden Releaf and beyondblue) and enjoy the fair. Flower entries will be judged in the afternoon by our favourite rose, Elizabeth Swane, and the winners contacted by phone.

Great Prizes to be won!

First Prize: First Prize: A private morning walk around Glenmore House, (Mickey Robertson)?, gardener extraordinaire. Learn about kitchen gardening. Morning tea is included plus a signed copy of her book ‘The House and Garden at Glenmore.’ 

Second Prize: 2 tickets to the Jacaranda Cruise of Sydney Harbour with Graham Ross thanks to Ross Garden Tours

Highly Commended: $50 plant voucher with Country Farm Perennials, to be redeemed on the day

Highly Commended: a gorgeous Coolamon Carrier from Fairweather Design

Most unusual: $50 book voucher with Florilegium, to be redeemed on the day

Best children’s flower: $50 plant voucher with Coachwood Plants, to be redeemed on the day