PINJARRA is gearing up for its fourth annual Garden Day at Edenvale in October.
Perth award winning journalist and garden designer Deryn Thorpe will be there and although roses are her thing, she will be armed with knowledge to help those with sticky garden questions.
New items include the Potting Shed, where children can decorate a pot, plant their choice of seedling and learn how to take care of it, and a high tea at the Heritage Tearooms with a best hat and a hanging basket competition.
For pre-school age and primary-age children, there is a best funky fairy, groovy garden gnome and cute garden bug competition with great prizes and a mini-high tea for all entrants.
Melanoma WA will be there to raise awareness of the importance of checking and helping prevent the deadly type of skin cancer.
Organisers are inviting those who love knitting, crocheting or sewing to Create for Melanoma, using up scraps to create coloured garden bugs, flowers, fruit, dolls – in fact anything related to the garden.
All proceeds raised will go directly to Melanoma WA.
There will also be a 9m x 5m art competition with canvases/boards provided and pieces donated for sale with proceeds to Melanoma WA.
Organisers said stallholder applications (which close on September 1) are starting to roll in and homemade/hand created products and commercial garden-related products were welcome.
They are also looking for old chairs, Weber barbecues, metal wheelbarrows and hanging birdcages to revamp with colour, plants and birds.
Pinjarra Garden Day is on October 15 from 10am to 3pm.
For all information, stall applications and enquiries, contact Lyn on 9586 2281, 0409 686 015 or email@example.com.