A blooming good show

Wildflower Festival co-ordinator Colleen Osborn. Picture: Robin Kornet d386897
Wildflower Festival co-ordinator Colleen Osborn. Picture: Robin Kornet d386897

Festival co-ordinator Colleen Osborn, from the Chittering Visitor Centre, said the event was on from 10am to 4pm and would transform Bindoon Hall into a wildflower wonderland.

‘There’s lots of activities surrounding this year’s festival; on Saturday afternoon ABC garden guru Sabrina Hahn will be present between 1pm-2pm, then again between 3pm-4pm for question and answer sessions,’ she said.

‘On Sunday morning at 11am, Clare Stace, colourful and beautiful stilt walker will entertain both children and adults with her meet and greet walk around ” so come along and have your photograph taken with Clare.’

The guided wildflower tours are on again at 11am and 1pm daily for $7 each.

Expect to see hundreds of wildflower specimens on display or bring along a plant (or weed) for identification.

There will be wildflower souvenirs, plants and flowers on sale.

The animal carers will be in their marquee displaying the work they have done with injured wildlife.

There will also be morning and afternoon teas available in Bindoon Hall.

The local arts and craft group is holding an airing of the quilts exhibition over the four days of the festival at the Brockman Centre, next to Bindoon Heritage Museum.

The annual wildflower photographic competition is now open for entries with prizemoney of $200 for the adult section and $50 for the junior section.

All entries will be on display during the festival.

Shire of Chittering president Alex Douglas said the festival was the best tourism event in town and showcased what the Chittering community had to offer.

‘Last year we had loads of bus groups, wildflower enthusiasts and visitors from over east here just for the festival,’ he said.

‘It’s a good time of year in Chittering Valley now, it’s a green time, so check out what’s here.’

For more information, call 9576 1100 or email bindinfo@iinet.net.au.