Less than a month until local gardeners open their gates

GARDENING enthusiasts are frantically putting the finishing touches on their breath-taking backyards as the countdown begins for the 23rd annual Festival of Gardens.

In less than a month, Banna Avenue will be brought to life with more than 50 citrus sculptures erected to signal the start of the event.

Amid a packed program of events, Mirella Guidolin from the Griffith Visitor Information Centre was particularly excited to host the presenter of ABC’s Gardening Australia, Tino Carnevale.

“I am thrilled that we have already confirmed quite a few coaches full of eager visitors,” Ms Guidolin said. “For the first time ever we will be running four workshops with none other than the special guest Tino Carnevale.”

Other highlights include the eight beautiful gardens which will be open to the public between Friday, October 18 and Monday, October 21.

The official opening – Friday, October 18 – will feature an exhibition of local artists called Flower Power.

It will all wrap up in style at Pioneer Park Museum where a five-piece band will draw the curtain on the festival.

In the lead-up to the festival, The Area News will profile each of the eight gardens and their committed curators. 

For more information or to book your tickets to the garden tours, workshops, launch and festival dinner dance, call the Griffith Visitor Information Centre on 1800 681 141.

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