Vibrant floral fancies on display

Winton and District Horticultural Society secretary Valerie Grant with the vibrant Gladioli's which were this year's special prize competition.

The team behind Winton's Autumn Flower Show is "absolutely thrilled" with all the entries they received.

The annual event was hosted by the Winton and Districts Horticultural Society last week where beautiful blooms of all shapes and sizes filled up the Winton Memorial Hall.

Horticultural Society secretary Valerie Grant said they were really happy with the number of entries considering how many flowers had bloomed early due to the hot weather.

"We're very pleased with the turnout because we didn't expect to get so many... we're absolutely thrilled with it.

"It looks a good display," she said.

Despite having heard people's gladioli had finished, there was a decent number of entries in the category, Miss Grant said.

"We've got a lot of gladioli, which we didn't expect to get. It was our special (prize competition) for the year and we had very good responses to it."

The flower show was full of other categories including roses, cut plants and flowers, dahlias and floral art. 

There were also home industries categories such as vegetables, jams, jellies and preserves, baking, crochet and photography.

"It's good that the competitors that normally come have come to support us."

Some had entered just one section, whereas others entered multiple sections. 

"It's good that people come and put something in."

Miss Grant said entries were down a little bit in each section but was pleased with visitor numbers through the door.

"We had a lot of rest homes yesterday (Thursday 15), just one after the other.

"We're really pleased with the way it's all turned out," she said.


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