Flowers, art and fun in Casino

ABC Radios Garden Guru Phil Dudman models an entry in the decorated garden hat competition at last years Casino Flower Show.

For a flower show with a difference head over to Casino on March 1 where youll not only see the towns best flowers and plants on display, but have the chance to quiz special guests, ABC Radios Garden Guru Phil Dudman and recycling specialist Helen Rattenbury.

The annual Casino Flower Show and Fair, which is sponsored by Richmond Valley Council, will be held on Saturday, March 1, in the Presbyterian Hall from 9am-2pm.

The fun starts at 9am with an op shop fashion parade by St Marks Op Shop. Then stay around and enjoy the show, which includes market stalls, plants for sale and an exhibition of entries in the art and photography competition, as well as live music, and more.

Phil Dudman will arrive at 10am to answer all your garden questions, and Helen Rattenbury will demonstrate how to turn those unwanted household items into useful objects.

Three novelty competitions will be judged on the day, the best dressed scarecrow, the prettiest garden hat and the best article for the garden or outdoor living area made using recycled materials.

To enter the novelty competitions just get your entries to the hall by 9.30am.

And if you want to make it a weekend, theres a Country Gardens bus tour on Sunday, March 2, with lunch and afternoon tea included for just $22.

For more information phone Noelene Gaylard on 6664 1216.

Enter your art now!

Entries in the annual Casino Flower Show art and photography competition close next Wednesday, February 27.

The theme for this years competition is The Birds and the Bees and the Flowers and the Trees.

Entry is free and is limited to two works in each section, open and junior. Entries must be delivered, ready to hang, to Rae Maclean at 97 Colches Street, Casino, by next Wednesday. For more information, phone Rae on 6662 2210.

Entries will be on display at the Casino Flower Show and Fair and selected entries will also be on display at the Platypus Gallery in Casino for two weeks following the show.

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