Te Anau flush with flowers for annual show

16:00, Feb 14 2014
Te Anau District Flower Show
BLOOMIN' GOOD: Ron Abernethy, left, of Mosgiel, and Bob Gordon, of Dunedin, judge the dahlias at the 46th annual Te Anau District Flower Show.

Did Valentines Day not deliver on its floral promises? Why not head to the Te Anau District Flower Show for your flower fix?

The 46th annual show, on yesterday and today, draws flower aficionados in to see the range of flower art, cuttings, jams, and pickles on display.

Spokeswoman Judy Matthews said entries were slightly down on last year, but there was still plenty for people to see.

"The children's entries, in particular, are fantastic. There's some amazing creations," she said

The show, which normally attracts about 1200 entries, acts as a fundraiser for many local groups, including the Presbyterian Church and the Te Anau Lions Club.

"It's a community thing. If we don't do these things for the community then, well, we don't really have a community, do we," she said.

"We would love people to come along and have a look. If you haven't been to a flower show before, why don't you come and have a look?"

The show is at the Fiordland Community Events Centre, in Te Anau, from 9am till 4pm today. The prizegiving is at 3pm.

bridget.railton@stl.co.nz

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