GRIFFITH residents were left seeing orange – and lots of it – on Sunday as a record 60 citrus sculptures were unveiled to the public.
A sun sculpture complemented the perfect spring weather, with 11 new entries joining traditional favourites lining Banna Avenue for the annual event.
Griffith youngsters were seen playing the piano, driving cars and inspecting castles all pieced together with oranges, alongside busloads of visitors from around Australia and the world.
Serena Pasquali, from Verona in Italy, said: “I’ve never seen something like this before”.
“It’s really interesting and different.”
Volunteers were up at 6.30am to put the finishing touches on their sculptures, using more than 100,000 oranges in the process.
Pat Cox, Chair of the Festival of Gardens committee, said the event had a real community feel about it.
“Everyone can be involved; it’s a great community feeling,” she said.
She added that the new 11 sculptures added a new dimension to the event.
The sculptures will line Banna Avenue between Jondaryan Avenue and Crossing Street for the next two weeks.