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.