Despite the drought and strong winter winds, Bemboka Garden Club members have managed to continue to produce a good range of flowers and displays for the recent monthly meetings.
The September meeting brought something different, with a visit from the BVSC Biosecurity Invasive Species Officers Jamie Dixon-Keay and Terry Thompson. They updated members on the latest NSW legislation and the current local weed management plan.
October's meeting was primarily a planning one for the forthcoming 34th Annual Flower Show. This will take place at Bemboka Memorial Hall on Sunday, October 28, between 12-3pm. Entry tickets will be available at the hall on October 27 between 9-11am, and the 28th between 8-10am. The $5 admission includes light refreshments. There will also be raffles for a wheelbarrow full of garden goodies, and a beautiful locally made quilt.
Full details of categories and prizes will be on the club's website bembokagardenclub.wordpress.com.
This is the biggest flower show on the Far South Coast and attracts regular visitors who travel a significant distance every year. In the past, many judges have praised the high quality of entries when compared with other shows they have adjudicated in. This year the club is are hoping for a high number of entries in the children's arrangements category.
Joan Guthrie, who won the Mona Campbell Shield for ‘Most Successful Exhibitor in Cut Flowers’, and ‘Most Successful Exhibitor Overall’ Shield last year, gave a demonstration on flower arranging during the meeting.