Gardening enthusiasts will have lots to cheer about as Spring brings many floral and garden shows around Australia in September. While Sydney celebrates its Australian Garden Show and the Plant Lover's Market and Open Gardens excite the Macedon Ranges, ANGAIR (Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora and Fauna) host its Annual Anglesea Wildflower Weekend and Art Show.
Dedicated to maintaining the natural beauty of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet, ANGAIR organises activities that bring people closer to the indigenous flora and fauna. There are nature rambles, bush walks, bird watching, plant propagation and the Annual Show which draws visitors from all over the country eager to see the various species of flowers blooming in the Anglesea and Aireys Inlet district. Supported by the Anglesea & Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank and The Surf Coast Shire, the 2-day Show displays the flora biodiversity of the Anglesea Heathlands alongside art and craft from local artists, plants for sale and books on native plants.
You might think that a trip to the Singapore Garden Festival is the only way to see orchids but the amazing number of orchids and other wildflowers from the region gathered at the Anglesea Wildflower Weekend and Art Show will change your mind. You and your family can also take guided walks and bus tours to visit the blooms in the bushland and flora reserves. Remember to make a date with the ANGAIR Wildflower Show and Art Exhibition on 20 and 21 September at the Anglesea Memorial Hall.