From vegetables to trees, farming interests to floral art, The Waubra & District Horticultural Society gives local gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to meet and share their horticultural interests.
Operating for 50 years, the Society meets on the second Tuesday of every month and holds monthly competitions of specific cut flowers, pieces, foliage, and vegetables. All activities are held at the Community Hub from 7.30pm.
Guest speakers are a regular part of the program and have included experts on orchids, native plants, tree plantations and demonstrations on how to make wreaths and Japanese floral art.
The Society holds two major horticultural shows each year – in March and September – which encompass floral artwork, cut flower work, vegetables, art and craft.
Shows are held at the Waubra Community Hub and attract in excess of 500 entries across competition categories. Entries come from throughout the region, including Beaufort, Creswick, Clunes, Lexton, Skipton and Maryborough.
The autumn show in March sees a lot of dahlias and roses, with September’s spring show featuring many bright displays of daffodils.
For further information contact Tony McDonald on 03 5343 5315 or email Springfield1@activ8.net.au.
Daffodils feature strongly in the Waubra & District Horticultural Society’s spring show, held in September each year.
Waubra Horticultural Society. Members Margaret McDonald, June Harrison and Tony McDonald (r) at the societies 2011 spring show.