Gardeners bloom into spring

BEECHWORTH, Murmungee, Stanley and Wooragee gardeners are being encouraged to enter Beechworth Bloom spring edition to be staged in Beechworth Town Hall on November 22-23, 2019.

The show – the third in Beechworth Arts Council’s revival of the 1882 North East Agricultural and Horticultural Association’s flower show first held in the hall in October 1882 – is open to anyone in postcode district 3747

The schedule includes opportunities to exhibit flowers, arrangements and produce from this year’s spectacular spring flush and harvest, ranging from specimen roses and spring bunches to peas and leafy greens.

It also again lists two themed flower arrangement categories – ‘Nebbiolo’ or ‘Chardonnay’ – in recognition of Beechworth Vignerons’ Association and its annual Spring Tasting, also held this month.

Last year’s ‘Stormy weather’ attracted strong competition.

Bloom will also award a champion exhibitor trophy.

The inaugural recipient was Michele Forrest in spring, last year, followed by Joan Simms in autumn, this year.

Entry forms are available from Explore Beechworth Visitor Information Centre and Beechworth NewsXpress or find it here.

Entries can be delivered with a completed form and gold coin entry fee at the Town Hall between 9am and 11am on Friday (November 22). The show will open from 12 to 4pm.

It will be open ion Saturday (November 23) from 10am to 4pm. Hall entry by gold coin donation.

For information call Jamie Kronborg on 0409 912 967.

Beechworth shows autumn ‘Bloom’

BEECHWORTH, Stanley, Murmungee, Woolshed Valley and Wooragee gardeners and growers are encouraged to enter Beechworth Arts Council’s ‘Beechworth Bloom’ autumn flower and produce show which runs March 29-31.

The Arts Council revived the district’s formal flower show during its five-week long celebration of Spring Arts last year, attracting 75 entries across a limited range of categories.

This autumn show, like last spring’s edition, will be staged in Beechworth Town Hall, where the long-defunct North East Agricultural and Horticultural Association’s first flower show was held in October 1882.

Arts Council president Jamie Kronborg said the limited-category autumn show is open to all gardeners and growers from postcode district 3747. The only proviso is that exhibits must be grown and arranged by the entrant. The autumn show also includes kitchen garden produce categories.

Intending exhibitors can collect an entry form Explore Beechworth Visitor Information Centre or Beechworth NewsXpress or download it in PDF version. Exhibits are to be delivered to Beechworth Town Hall on Friday, March 29, between 8:30 and 10:00am, together with a completed entry form and a gold coin donation.

‘Beechworth bloom autumn’ will open at 12:00pm and run until 4:00pm on March 29, and from 10:00am to 4:00pm on March 30 and 31.

The flower show will also be set within Natürlich, an exhibition of Arts Council member-artists’ works inspired by nature and curated by vice-president Daren John Pope. Natürlich opens at 6:00pm on March 27 and runs 10:00am-4:00pm March 28-31.

Flower show information
Call nor text Jamie Kronborg on 0409 912 967 or email