The much anticipated Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo will be officially launched this Friday, 28th June at The Springs Garden World, 333 Spring Street, Kearney’s Spring.
At 9.00am Toowoomba Hospice Chair Graham Barron OAM and VIPâ€™s will cut a spectacular Camellia garland which will trigger off several weeks of frenetic activity ending in Queenslandâ€™s largest Camellia Show and Garden Expo on Saturday and Sunday, 20th and 21st July.
The Show has something for everyone â€“ the largest ever display of Camellias, internationally acclaimed expert speakers, non-stop entertainment, gardening tools and accessories, local produce and expansive food hall.
Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo Working Committee President Kevin Cotterell said, â€œThe Show canâ€™t come quickly enough for our hardworking committee, twelve months of planning will deliver our best ever event.
â€œAnd to top it all off weâ€™ve got the Australian release of a newly bred Camellia Japonica from Paradise Plants â€“ thatâ€™s a coup for Toowoomba.â€
Hardworking Toowoomba Hospice Promotions and Fundraising Manager Mark Munro said, â€œOur speakerâ€™s program is extraordinary, headed by not one but two ABC Gardening Australia stars, namely Sophie Thomson and Jerry Coleby-Williams. Darling Downs favourite Brian Sams will present as well as the President of the Australian Camellia Society Darryl Baptie.â€
â€œToowoomba is internationally renowned as â€œThe Garden Cityâ€ and thatâ€™s why more and more visitors come here. There is nothing more fulfilling than taking in our abundant gardens and attractions, plus the goodwill of our community over a beautiful Toowoomba winter weekend.â€
As well as a spectacular display of beautiful Camellias, the event will boast an expansive Garden Expo with over 40 exhibitors showing a range of plants and products. Thereâ€™ll be combined car club displays and art and craft stalls.
Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo Working Committee member Greg Johnson urged patrons to â€œGo camellia for the big event. â€œWeâ€™d like to see patrons turning up with a camellia or two in the hats or their lapels. Letâ€™s make it colourful!â€