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Seeds planted for bumper flower show

THE Claremont Lily and Summer Flower Show committee has left no stone unturned to make sure the show will go ahead in early January, working with the Glenorchy City Council and the Claremont Garden Club.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Claremont Lily and Summer Flow Show on 9 and 10 January will have a smaller schedule, a reduced exhibitor space and restrictions on the number of people allowed in at any one time, but organisers said there would still be plenty of flowers on show.

“It will mostly be roses, liliums, fuchsias and pot plants,” Claremont Garden Club president Julie Walter said.

“There will be internal club competitions between Glenorchy, Claremont, Lenah Valley and Derwent Valley Garden clubs in different divisions for each section of plants.”

Ms Walter said despite there being no official opening, trophy presentation, or prize presentation that was normally associated with the show, there would be no major impact on the exhibitors and their contributions to the show.

There will also be plenty on show for lovers of gardens, flowers and floral art, as well as contributions from children.

“The show is a chance for people to come out and see what’s available,” Ms Walter said.

“The older generations love their gardens, so it’s a great opportunity to come out to enjoy what’s on offer.”

“A lot of younger ones are also starting to get a lot more involved in gardening and having nice gardens to be more self sufficient.”

The Claremont Lily and Summer Flower Show will be held at the Claremont Memorial Hall on the corner of Main Road and Bilton Street on Saturday 9 January from 1pm to 5pm and Sunday 10 January from 9am to 3pm.

Entry is a gold coin donation while children under 12 are free.