Bingara’s Anglican Flower Show is all set to go ahead on Saturday 2nd November at the Church’s Wiseman Crowley Hall. The annual event is much anticipated each year with healthy competition amongst local gardeners.
Drought and difficult weather conditions have thrown up unwanted challenges this year although President of the Bingara Anglican Ladies Fellowship, Jean Robinson, indicated that they had considered whether to hold this year’s show or not but decided to go ahead.
“We considered giving it a miss but decided to go ahead. We hope it is a good social gathering even if the flowers are not quite up to scratch,” she said. “We had record entries in the roses last year, so you just never know.”
Keeping things respectable, the adjudicating will be independently conducted by a judge from Inverell.
“We will have a cake stall, jams and pickles and a green stall for the gardeners”. Devonshire Tea, which is always popular will also be on offer. It is hoped that a parade of Mother-of-the-Bride outfits will be part of the enjoyment on the day, as well as entertainment from Rachael, Sarah and Tanya Heaton.
The event has many floral sections for all manner of flower entries including the sought-after Champion Rose. In addition, contenders are encouraged to be creative with Junior and Senior Floral Art, Photography and Handicraft sections, as well as Student Art.
A working bee this weekend will have the Hall ready for the support of locals and visitors ready to support the event.
All entries are able to be dropped off on the morning of Saturday 2nd November between 9:00-10:30am.