Floral fever for Open Gardens

Burra was buzzing with flower and garden enthusiasts over the weekend with about 400 visitors filing through the door of the Burra Town Hall for the Spring Garden Expo. The hall looked resplendent with floral stalls, decorations and all manner of interesting temptations for garden lovers.

A large display of paper flowers created over some time by a patient group of ladies adorned the stage and was made in acknowledgment of Burra’s success in the Centenary Float Festival in Adelaide, 1936, where it was judged third place.

Workshops and guest speakers ran over the course of the expo with school children, locals and visitors participating in several fun activities.

The Open Gardens was well attended too, with the sunny weather a welcome accompaniment for the event, and organisers were thrilled with the number of visitors to the gardens making all their hard work worthwhile.

Burra and District Open Gardens committee member, Sharon Austin, said it was a great weekend and plans are already under way for a second expo next year.