Every colour under the sun expected at Blackheath flower and craft show

Some of the flowers at the Blackheath flower and craft show
Some of the flowers at the Blackheath flower and craft show

The Blackheath & District Horticultural Society, now in its 99th year, is holding its annual flower and craft show on September 21 and 22.

Blossoms aplenty at the flower and craft show in Blackheath

Blossoms aplenty at the flower and craft show in Blackheath

The community hall in Blackheath will be filled to overflowing with blossoms and blooms.

Tulips and daffodils are sure to feature, as will the abundance of azaleas and early rhododendrons already painting the town red (and pink and mauve and white and ...).

Camellias in all shapes and sizes will be entered in the competition and on display, as will the delicate hues of cherry, plum, peach and crabapple blossom.

Bold yellow forsythia, majestic magnolia and pretty new maple foliage are also bound to be exhibited, as will some stunning native waratahs, proteas, wattles and banksias.

There is a floral arrangement competition and best veges and school groups are being encouraged to make a mini garden in a box.

In the top hall will be the crafts, from baking to relishes, jams and pickles. Adorned around the walls will be the results of hours and hours of spinning, weaving, knitting, embroidery, crochet and quilting.

This year there is also a photography competition, $10 per entry, on the subject of plant patterns in nature. Entries from bhdsinc89@gmail.com.

Flower and craft entries (free) are taken on Friday, September 20 from 2-7.30pm and again on Saturday morning 7-8.30am. The judging starts at 9am and the show is open to the public from noon-5pm. It is open on the Sunday from 9am-3pm, with prize presentation at 3.30pm and an auction of exhibits at 3.50.

The society wants to acknowledge its major sponsor, Bendigo Community Bank, as well as the myriad local businesses who donate cash and/or prizes. They are listed in the show's program.