Event Centre in full bloom for Spring Show

SPRING HAS SPRUNG: Poverty Bay Horticulture Society member Pat Flockhart checks on her camellias ahead of the society’s annual Spring Show. Picture by Paul Rickard

Spring will be in full bloom this weekend when Poverty Bay Horticultural Society showcases fine specimens of daffodils and camellias.

The society is holding its annual Spring Show at Showgrounds Park Event Centre and member Pat Flockhart said there was still time to enter.

Mrs Flockhart will be entering the camellia section.

“I always do but I don’t yet know how many I will put in.”

The show features daffodils and camellias.

“Camellias flower in the winter,” said Mrs Flockhart. “They have a long period of flowering— from March through to about October-November.

“They are usually at their best about now and it is the same time as the (daffodil) bulbs are flowering, so that’s why they call it the Spring Show.”

This year’s sunny season, however, had resulted in camellias flowering early “so we are finding that a lot of them have already finished due to the strange weather”, she said.

The show is open to the public from 1.30 to 4pm on Saturday and 9.30am to 3pm on Sunday.

Registrations are open until 10.30am on Saturday.

“People can come over (to the Event Centre) on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning and get an entry form,” said Mrs Flockhart.

“There’s always somebody there who can help people fill out forms.”

“We’re hoping for a nice show, plenty of colour and a fine day.”



Spring will be in full bloom this weekend when Poverty Bay Horticultural Society showcases fine specimens of daffodils and camellias.

The society is holding its annual Spring Show at Showgrounds Park Event Centre and member Pat Flockhart said there was still time to enter.

Mrs Flockhart will be entering the camellia section.

“I always do but I don’t yet know how many I will put in.”

The show features daffodils and camellias.

“Camellias flower in the winter,” said Mrs Flockhart. “They have a long period of flowering— from March through to about October-November.

“They are usually at their best about now and it is the same time as the (daffodil) bulbs are flowering, so that’s why they call it the Spring Show.”

This year’s sunny season, however, had resulted in camellias flowering early “so we are finding that a lot of them have already finished due to the strange weather”, she said.

The show is open to the public from 1.30 to 4pm on Saturday and 9.30am to 3pm on Sunday.

Registrations are open until 10.30am on Saturday.

“People can come over (to the Event Centre) on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning and get an entry form,” said Mrs Flockhart.

“There’s always somebody there who can help people fill out forms.”

“We’re hoping for a nice show, plenty of colour and a fine day.”



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