Big crowd expected for Garden Clubs and Societies Plant Fair

WA Cactus and Succulent Society President Bob Hunter. Photo: Bronwyn Donovan
WA Cactus and Succulent Society President Bob Hunter. Photo: Bronwyn Donovan

ABOUT 1000 people are expected to descend on the South Perth Community Centre for the 10th annual Garden Clubs and Societies Plant Fair this month .

The fair is run by the WA Horticultural Council, who represent amateur horticulturists from around the state, and will showcase more than 20 stalls selling a variety of plants including bulbs, cactus, succulents and wildflowers.

WA Horticultural Council executive and WA Cactus and Succulent Society president Bob Hunter said the fair had great importance for WA garden clubs as most struggled to grow memberships.

“It is a great time to get in the garden with summer coming to an end, but with more and more people living on small blocks or in apartment complexes it can be overwhelming,” he said.

“However, clubs are normally always happy to provide information on their particular specialty and cater for the amateur gardener.

“From the Cactus and Succulent Society point of view, people are always blown away by the sheer number of varieties available.”

The plant fair is on February 24, from 8.30- 4pm and February 25, from 9- 3pm.

Entry is $5.