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Show to launch drive for growers

A successful campaign for new members is Horsham and District Orchid Society’s aim as busy growers prepare for the annual Horsham Spring Orchid Show on Saturday and Sunday. The show, at Horsham College’s Maroske assembly hall on Dimboola Road, opens to the public at 9am Saturday and ends at 4pm on Sunday. Seventeen judges of […]

25th annual celebration

Stawell Orchid Society members will present their 25th annual spring show in Stawell Entertainment Centre at the weekend. The celebration show will run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will feature a 25th anniversary theme. Members have encouraged the Wimmera community to make the most of the event, predicting a ‘blaze of colour’ for the […]

Gift orchid wins show

An orchid given to Horsham couple Bob and Pat Turmine as a surprise gift two years ago has won the grand champion’s ribbon at Horsham and District Orchid Society’s 2016 winter show. The orchid, a large vandacious-type species, Angraecum eburneum, grows naturally on rocks and trees along the east coast of Madagascar, in Mauritius, Reunion, […]

Open kitchen gardens

BACKYARD BONANZA: Ted Brown, above, keeping chooks workshop. Left, Bonnie Carter shares tomatoes grown by wicking beds with Will McDermott.

Gardening enthusiasts keen to produce their own food will be able to gain further insight at a Stawell Urban Landcare Group Open Kitchen Garden Day on November 22. Five food-producing gardens in Stawell will open to the public between 9am and 1pm to show people how they can develop their own backyard food crops. The […]

Bearded Iris open day at Vectis

Gardening enthusiasts who delight in growing Tall Bearded Iris plants will have an opportunity enhance their collections at open days at a property at Vectis near Horsham this weekend. Michelle Baker and Christine O’Connor will present open days and sell rhizomes on Saturday and Sunday at 7 Creasey Court.   Get the full story in […]

Horsham festival of flowers

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Little Violet Holmes, 11 months, is intrigued by flowers at Horsham Botanic Gardens. Violet, the daughter of Ben Holmes and Faith Hardman of Horsham, was among people who attended last weekend’s Horsham Spring Garden Festival. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Orchids feature at Horsham show

IMPRESSIVE ORCHIDS: Horsham and District Orchid Society member John Welsh, of Stawell, with his display at a past orchid show. In the centre of the display is his Grand Champion Orchid Dendrobium Jonathan’s Glory.

Horsham College Hall will be adorned with hundreds of flowering orchids for Horsham and District Orchid Society’s 27th annual spring show on Saturday and Sunday. Many different genera will be represented at the show, ranging from the tiniest of native terrestrials to the large and colourful standard Cymbidiums. Secretary Colleen Dix said the show would […]

Guest gardening gurus in Ararat

ANNIVERSARY EXPO: Pictured preparing for the Sustainability Gardening Expo at Ararat on November is Margaret Canham, Jeannie McKinnis and Gwen Pilgrim, members of the Ararat Gardening Club. Picture: GEOFF PENNA

National gardening personalities Millie Ross and Melissa King will be guest speakers at a Sustainable Gardening Expo in Ararat later this year. The pair will join up to 100 guests at Chalambar Golf Club on November 1 in an event celebrating Ararat Gardening Club’s 10th anniversary. Club president Gwen Pilgrim said winning the services of […]

Orchids for sale and on show in Stawell

FLORAL DISPLAY: Michael Matthews will be among exhibitors at this year’s Stawell Orchid Society spring show.

Stawell Orchid Society will present its annual spring show at Stawell Entertainment Centre on September, 26, 27 and 28. Enthusiasts will exhibit plants of different genera, including exotic hot-house varieties, large and small cymbidiums and Australian natives, in large themed displays. The theme for this year’s show is ‘Fairy Tales’, allowing members a diverse choice […]


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