The much-anticipated Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo will be on Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 July and it has been classed as one of Queensland’s largest Camellia Show and Garden Expo.
Toowoomba Camellia Show Working Committee President Kevin Cotterell said his Committee was, “Over the moon with the way in which the event has grown in reputation across the nation.
“Toowoomba is internationally renowned as ‘The Garden City.’ Our event has grown in stature as a result of that reputation to the point that, for the first time, we have coaches coming from near and far bringing garden lovers to enjoy all that a beautiful Toowoomba winter’s weekend has to offer.”
As well as a spectacular display of beautiful camellias, the event will boast an expansive Garden Expo with a range of plants and products that will delight gardeners; inspirational speakers including ABC Gardening Australia’s Jerry Coleby-Williams, Gardening for the Good Life’s Claire Bickle and our own Brian Sams; Japanese camellia tea ceremonies; non-stop entertainment; combined car club displays and art, craft and local produce.
Committee member Greg Johnson, who is no stranger to colourful outfits was at his ‘floral best’ for the launch mentioned the Toowoomba Camellia Show was like putting out the welcoming mat for all things bloomin’ gorgeous over the next few months in the Toowoomba Region “I am amazed at just how the show has grown over the years. It’s really a special time for the Toowoomba Region and marks the beginning of a stunning period culminating in September’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.”
Hospice Promotions and Fundraising Manager, Mark Munro added, We’re very excited about the 2017 event. “Everyone’s a winner – gardeners from near and far, tourism, Toowoomba’s economy and, particularly, the Hospice which is the beneficiary of two marvellous days. We are delighted to also to host this year’s official Queensland launch of a brand-new camellia!”
For more information on the event www.toowoombacamelliashow.com
The Darling Downs Chapter of Australian HOG (Harley Owns Group) is joined by the ever so colourful Greg Johnson from the Toowoomba Camellia Show & Garden Expo Committee to check out some of the Harleys that will be on Display at the Show over the weekend of July 15 & 16
L to R: Some of the members of the Historical Motor Cycle Club of Queensland Toowoomba Area (who will also have a display of their magnificent Motor Cycles) joined Toowoomba Regional Council Deputy Mayor Cr Carol Taylor and fellow Councillors in celebrating the launch of this year’s Toowoomba Camellia Show & Garden Expo with the committee members