Kids' sand saucers back in vogue
Nature's best will be on display this Saturday at the Papatoetoe Garden and Floral Art Society's 81st Annual Rose and Floral Art Show.
Papatoetoe Town Hall will be bursting with flora across 85 categories.
Society president Barbara Carpenter is encouraging residents of any age and skill level to get involved in the event.
"This show is open to the community and if they feel they have a worthy exhibit then they are welcome to enter."
Renowned floral artist Valmae Cameron is doing a demonstration and there will also be a selection of plants and cuttings on the trading table.
There's even a children's section for the kids to display their skills. Categories include decorative sand saucer, dish garden and a basket of flowers in an open age category up to 14 years old.
The society's keen for children to have a go at creating a sand saucer as many of their parents and grandparents would have done at school.
"We want to get the children to enter because they're going to be the future of the society one day," vice-president Isabel Patel says.
"Our grandmothers made saucers. It's easy - you just make a pattern out of flowers and leaves or whatever."
Examples of floral art and a decorative sand saucer are now on display at the Papatoetoe Library.
The winner of the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board Garden Competition will also be announced at the show and presented with the Bob White Trophy.
The show runs from 10am till 4pm, is at Papatoetoe Town Hall, St George St. Call show secretary Linda Barthorpe 292 6121 to enter - entries close at 8pm on Thursday.
Tickets $2. Floral art demonstration plus entry $10. .
The show is one of the Papatoetoe 150th celebrations.