Get your gardens ready for spring show

Warwick Horticultural Society president Graham Gillam.

By Warwick Horticultural Society

113 years ago in 1908 some local folk that were interested in gardening got together and formed the Warwick Horticultural Society.

Our current president Graham Gillam is proud to say that some of his forebears were among the founding members.

Trophies donated by these people are still being contested to this very day and the recipients each year are proud to be the winners of such longstanding competitions.

Each year the Horticultural Society aims to encourage gardening in the local area by holding two Flower Shows, a Spring Garden Competition and the Floral Window Display.

With the possible exception of the Floral Window Display, these were started by the founding members and with few exceptions, have been held each year ever since.

Our very successful Autumn Flower Show was held in March and it is now time to get your gardens ready for the Spring Garden Competition and the Spring Flower Show.

The weather has been much kinder to us this year and the gardens around the area at the moment are a delight – in fact they are ‘bloomin’ beautiful’!