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Bourke Blooms at Spring Flower Show

Fay Maddox, Hannah Amos and Linda Amos at the Bourke Spring Flower Show. Photo TWH

The Bourke community embraced with enthusiasm the return of one of its most popular events on Saturday - the Bourke and Districts Spring Flower and Geranium Show.

For three years, the competition was on hold due to drought and the pandemic, and even though the wet weather played havoc with some of the gardens, Club Secretary Liz Kerr said there was still a good show of support from the town’s green thumbs.

“We had 255 entries in the Spring Flower and Geranium Show which was very encouraging and there were some beautiful displays despite the wind and rain over the past week or so,” she said.

“Everyone seemed to enjoy the event and the afternoon tea, and we were able to also announce the winners of our garden competition, which was also a bit down on numbers but still an example of the wonderful gardeners we have here in Bourke,” Liz said.

Mary Ann Gordon judged Bourke’s gardens over a weekend in August, with the winners announced at the weekend and Lillian Simpson was the guest judge at the flower show.

Robert Stutsel was the standout winner in the garden competition, taking out Best Town Garden, Community Garden, Community Spring Flower Display and Grand Champion Garden.

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