Wondai Garden Expo Committee stalwarts Eileen Iszlaub and Peter Biltoft were enjoying the return of the Expo in 2021

April 20, 2021

Gardeners – obviously suffering Garden Expo withdrawals! – were keen to head back to Wondai at the weekend to make up for lost time.

Both the Autumn and Spring expos were cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, sadly at a time when many people were spending more time at home in their gardens.

Visitors and stallholders made up for it at the weekend, with a strong turnout for the 2021 Autumn Expo.

Wondai Garden Expo Committee president Helen Young said 65 stallholders booked in.

As usual, there were displays inside the Lions Pavilion while outside, stalls stretched around the boundary of the Wondai Sportsground Oval.

South Burnett Mayor Brett Otto, accompanied by Cr Kathy Duff, officially opened the Expo on Saturday.

He congratulated Helen and her team of volunteers for putting on another great event.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 did scuttle one competition usually held in Wondai to coincide with the Autumn Garden Expo … the South Burnett Orchid Society’s annual show at the Wondai Diggers Club was cancelled.

However, Orchid Club members took over one corner of the Lions Pavilion to put on a colourful display.

The 2021 Spring Garden Expo will be held at the Wondai Sportsground on September 25-26.

Beryl Waldron, Murgon; Linda Olsen, Kingaroy; and Margaret Wittmann, Moffatdale, were looking after the South Burnett Orchid Society display
Val Klein, from Proston, was selling Arabica Gold Coffee beans grown by her son Jeff and his wife Lynda on their Barambah Farms Estate
Jan and Ross Bain, from Maidenwell, were selling a large range of succulents … this was their second time at a Wondai Garden Expo
Dell Blanch, Mark Elliott and Dale Langley, from Wondai Lions, were working hard in the canteen
Wondai Garden Expo Committee member Damion Biltoft was kept busy ferrying visitors’ purchases back to the pick-up area at the main entrance … president Helen Young said withdrawals from the ATM machine on the grounds were more than double the usual amount

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