Te Anau Autumn Flower Show

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THE 50th Te Anau District Autumn Flower Show will be held next week.

It will be held at the Fiordland Community Events Centre on Luxmore Dr on Friday, 2pm-6pm, and Saturday, 9am-4pm.

Te Anau Flower Show Committee organiser Judy Matthews urged people to support the show.

“Hunt out your latest brew of jams, chutneys, sauce, pickle, or preserved fruit. Pick some of those beautiful blooms in your garden – it all helps the committee to celebrate 50 years.

“Your support would be much appreciated.”

There are several varieties of blooms exhibitors can enter, with schedules available from Mitre 10, Te Anau Four Square, the Te Anau Library, the Southland District Council office and Fiordland Nurseries.

There are classes for floral art, dahlias/roses, vegetables, cut flowers, baking/preserves, handicrafts, photography, and a children’s section.

The daffodil in a pot competition is now in its eighth year.

Pleasant Valley Daffodils supplies 300 bulbs and interested growers are asked to contact Judy Matthews, phone (03) 497445.

Each participant receives three bulbs and a pot, with instructions, and are urged to enter their pot in the competition.

Betty Dodds was the organiser of the inaugural show in 1968, along with Te Anau Primary School headmaster Jack Richmond. The show was held at the school.

“Fifty years has gone really quickly,” she said.

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