Daffodils take centre stage at Te Anau flower show

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Irene Benfell-Herron of Te Anau, with her dog Molly, is an avid daffodil grower.

IT’S boasted as one of the largest national flower shows and organisers of Te Anau’s 47th Spring Flower Show can’t wait.

Planned for Friday and Saturday, October 2-3, the show would be held at the Fiordland Community Events Centre.

Interest in the show had increased during the time the show had been held.

More spring flower varieties were now available, leaving an impressionable memory for those viewing the displays.

Te Anau Flower Show committee convener Judy Matthews had instigated a daffodil growing scheme about 11 years ago to encourage more people to grow the flowers.

Members of the community involved in the scheme were encouraged to enter their pot of flowers in a special class at the show.

There were also classes for cut flowers, floral art and a children’s section.

Many exhibitors came from as far as Southbridge in Canterbury, Waihola, Mossburn, Winton, Balclutha and Dunedin.

  • The 47th Te Anau Spring Flower Show is open to the public on Friday, October 2, 2pm-6pm, and Saturday, October 3, from 9am-3pm.
  • For more information, phone Judy Matthews on 027 233 5955 or Laura Shefford on 03 249 9439.
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