Wondai’s Expo Blooms At Easter
Rachael Fogarty, 14, Leah Dixon, and Amy Fogarty, 12, from the Gold Coast were enjoying wandering around the stalls at the Wondai Autumn Garden Expo
April 20, 2017
The Autumn Garden Expo in Wondai coincided with the Easter long-weekend this year, which almost guaranteed it would be a huge weekend for organisers.
And it also meant the Easter Bunny would be dropping in at some time …
A big crowd came through the gates at Wondai Sportsground on Saturday to wander through the stalls. And if the number of trips to the gate by the courtesy ATV carrying plants was any indication, a lot of purchases were also made.
Qualified horticulturalist and ABC Radio gardening expert Claire Bickle shared tips with the crowd in the outdoor theatrette in sessions on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Stolzies – more formally known as the Stolzenberg Brothers – provided musical entertainment at other times.
South Burnett Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff officially opened the Expo on Saturday afternoon.
She said the Expo had put Wondai “on the map” over the past 24 years.
“It’s not just an event, it’s a destination … there are people here from everywhere,” she said.
And the Easter Bunny? She hopped in on Sunday to give away some chocolate eggs.
Marabelle Kerkow, from Wooroolin, and Wondai Garden Expo Inc president Helen Young inspect some of the entries in the Wondai Garden Club's horticultural competition
South Burnett Gem & Fossicking Club even had a stall ... Neville and Leah Wright
Margaret Connell and Julie Chippendale were looking after the Coverty Creek Club stall
Horticulturalist and ABC Radio gardener Claire Bickle shared her tips with a big audience
Peter and Romaine Undery, from Kingaroy, had a large display of plants at their stall
Well-known Cherbourg artist Venus Rabbitt had artworks for sale in the Lions Pavilion
Former Wondai mayor Percy Iszlaub and Ian and Cheryl Cribb, from Manyung, were listening to the live music from Garden Expo favourites, the Stolzenberg Brothers ... Dennis and Ken Stolzenberg have been playing together since 1960
The Wondai Garden Club's special corner in the Lions Pavilion had the theme of "Easter Parade", a 1948 Hollywood musical which starred Fred Astaire and Judy Garland
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