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Waikerie & Districts Community Flower Show

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Published October 15th 2021
Multiple exhibits by local gardeners
bright yellow honeycomb display
Bright yellow honeycomb display

For about 40 years, Waikerie & Districts Community Flower Show has been showcasing the wonderful job of all the keen gardeners in the region. The show runs annually, during the month of October, in conjunction with Riverland Rose and Garden Festival.

cut flowers
Cut flowers

The theme for this year was 'the artful garden'. Multiple exhibits including cut flowers, roses, native plants, orchids, pot plants, floral art and floral photography were on display at the Waikerie Memorial Institute over two days. The Geraldton Wax was particularly lovely in my opinion, and so were the rose and orchid entries that won first place.

native plants
Native plants


Children had a section of their own. Among others, the local Lutheran primary school contributed 'flowers' for visitors to take home as "kindness, love and care can bloom when shared around". And, I thought the animals made from fruits and vegetables were rather creative.

floral art
Floral art

Geraldton Wax
Geraldton Wax

Local churches displayed their creations too. The bright yellow honeycomb display caught my attention pretty much straight away. Gracious words were aptly being compared to the sweetness and health of a honeycomb.

flowers for visitors to take home
Flowers for visitors to take home

animals made from fruits and vegetables
Animals made from fruits and vegetables

Morning and afternoon teas were also available for a small cost. We enjoyed a cup of tea with some cakes while waiting for the floral art demonstration to begin. This was the first time I've seen floral art being performed in-person and I must say I did learn a fair bit.

Local church display
Display by a local church

Display by a local church
Display by a local church

Entry was just $4 per adult, so that makes it quite affordable to attend. Waikerie is definitely a Riverland town worth visiting. There are plenty of other things to see and do while you're there. Plan a trip in October and you'll get to enjoy the flower show as well. Do keep an eye on their Facebook page for future event dates.

afternoon tea
Afternoon tea

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Why? Multiple exhibits by local gardeners
When: Annually in October
Where: Waikerie, SA
Cost: $4 per adult
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A great initiative by a local organisation. It's features like this that brings a community together and keeps them together.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|4045) 214 days ago
I love these type of shows, I can't wait until we can have them in Victoria again.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9626) 212 days ago
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