Times: 9:30am to 5:00pm on Saturday, 10:00am– 4:00pm on Sunday.After 35 consecutive years of presenting the much admired and iconic Pomonal Native Flower Show, visitors might expect the Australian Plants Society Grampians Group to have run out of ideas. But at the 36th show on the 6th and 7th of October at the Pomonal Hall, the group is presenting a display of endangered ecosystems, featuring Grasslands and Rainforests. It hasn’t been done before so it will be quite an achievement.
Visitors will be able to see a fabulous display of hundreds of named native flower species and all of these will be picked from members’ gardens. Visitors will also be able to buy loads of native plants (many which are rare and collectable), gardening and botany books and also refreshments; and they’ll be able to visit some excellent local native gardens, included in the price of flower show entry ticket.
Adding to the show, at the back of the hall will be two displays. One display, championing Rainforests, will feature the work of Ellis Rowan, an award-winning Australian female botanical artist from the 19th century, and will provide examples of many beautiful rainforest plants suitable for our gardens or pot culture. The other display will be an interactive Grasslands display presented by our members from the ‘Jallukar Native Grasslands Project’, with plant specimens, photographic displays and some hands-on experiences that highlight one of our most undervalued but beautiful ecosystems.
All this wonderment will cost adults only $5 and children are free.
Visitors can take the opportunity to visit the grand, picturesque and botanically-significant Grampians National Park on the same weekend.
Please email Linda Handscombe, or the Grampians Group, or call 0407 700 843 for show enquiries and visit easterngrampians.com.au or ring the Halls Gap and Grampians Visitor Information Centre on 1800 065 599 for general enquiries, You can also follow us on Facebook at APS Grampians Group.
This event has been supported by the Ararat Rural City Council.