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THE PROMISE OF SPRING: The 2017 Wondai Garden Expo will feature hundreds of expert stall holders and nurseries.
THE PROMISE OF SPRING: The 2017 Wondai Garden Expo will feature hundreds of expert stall holders and nurseries. contributed

THE Wondai Garden Expo is perfectly timed to get you in the mood for some spring time planting.

Hundreds of independent and specialist nurseries will descend on the Wondai Sports Ground for the two day event this weekend.

They'll be ready to answer all your questions on how to succeed with your plants and to show you products to keep your garden healthy and productive.

This will be the 12th Wondai Spring Garden Expo and the 24th year of Wondai Garden Expo.

There will be new nurseries as well as old favourites and these will be supported by a multitude of sites with garden ornaments, gardeners' aids and home decorator and gift lines.

The gates open at 8am on Saturday, September 23.

At this time you can pick up some free shopper bags and stop by the garden club to enter one of the many raffles.

You can also register a booth at the main gate to periodically store your purchases so you're not encumbered by all those potted plants.

At 8.30am judging in the horticultural show starts and the Wondai and district garden club have organised a Jungle Book display that will fascinate both young and young-at-heart.

The music will start at 9am with Geoff Grevell and the Stepping Stones set to entertain with their toe-tapping tunes.

By 11am well-known personality Paul Plant from Sub-Tropical magazine will be ready to give a presentation on scented and tactile plants.

As part of the show he will give away 50 tubestock plants to audience members.

Nanango MP Deb Frecklington will be one hand to officially open the Garden Expo at 1pm.

At 1.30pm Mr Plant will start his second talk focusing on getting the most colour from a spring garden.

Mr Plant's last presentation will be on Sunday, at 10am.

He will speak about new garden trends in the Australia and around the world, the major raffles will be drawn at 12pm and the expo closes at 1pm.

Topics:  gardening garen expo spring wondai

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