Expo celebrates flowers

ALL senses were delighted on Thursday at the Spring is South Gippsland Pop Up Horticultural Expo in an empty shop in Leongatha.

The room was full of colour with flowers and plants, and was buzzing with people exploring each exhibit and display.

Exhibitors showcased aspects of their parks and gardens and promoted festivals, shows and walks.

The expo was aimed to highlight the way the many aspects of horticulture are inter-related.
Garden clubs and specialised plant societies offered information on the day, complementing the expertise of nursery businesses.

The successful inaugural winter event offered the chance of an interest packed day out and brought excited to visitors for spring.

“Everyone agreed it was a great day,” Leongatha Horticultural Society secretary Lillian Brittain said.

“There were well over a hundred visitors, many of whom were amazed there was so much winter colour and such a variety of presentations.

“My informal exit poll suggested local people were delighted to see something happening in the empty area.

“Some newcomers found it useful for contacts and information. One lady was getting directions to the best views of the countryside from another visitor and so was I.

“The expo was a great collaboration among our clubs, all our volunteers, two well established nurseries and two start ups, with great support from the shire.”

Community: Leanne Anderson from Korumburra Garden Supplies with visitor Yvonne Williams from Boolarra at the Spring is South Gippsland Pop Up Horticultural Expo on Thursday.

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