Graham and Dawn Gillam are looking forward to the 25th Gardening Extravaganza next week.
Graham and Dawn Gillam are looking forward to the 25th Gardening Extravaganza next week. Erin Smith

St Mary's goes green for annual Gardening Extravaganza

NEXT week St Mary's Hall will be turned into a paradise for all people with a green thumb as the Gardening Extravaganza explodes into life.

Warwick Horticultural Society president Graham Gillam said the event first sprouted into life 25 years ago, in 1988.

Everything points to this year's show being more extravagant than ever.

It all began back in those times as a lead-up to the state bi-centennial display, and a lead-up to the garden competition and spring flower show in October, Mr Gillam said.

"It helps the gardeners to get ready for competition time and to work out what they want to do with their gardens," he said.

Mr Gillam said there would be three nurseries at the extravaganza, a worm garden, a cacti display and plenty of experts to get advice from.

A range of plants and fertilisers are on sale.

Action starts next Wednesday from 10am, running through to 5pm, and then again on Thursday from 9am running through to 4pm. Admission is $3.

Morning and afternoon tea is available both days, as well as hot soups for lunch.



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