POMONAL - Spring has well and truly sprung with large crowds flocking to the Pomonal Native Flower Show last weekend.
Pomonal Native Flower Show committee secretary Linda Handscombe said close to 900 adults checked out the large number of displays over the two days.
"We had a huge number of plant sales and favourable comments about the beautiful and very accessible displays and that figure of almost 900 people doesn't include the children who came along as well," she said.
Members of the Australian Plants Society Grampians Group presented nearly 400 individually named specimens of native flowers from across Australia this year, all grown in their own gardens.
In addition to the native specimens, there was a range of flora and fauna that would have been seen at the Grampians Wildflower Show, which has this year gone into recess.
All of the specimens were picked from member's gardens with four of the six gardens featuring in this weekend's open day having featured at the show.
Gardening enthusiasts from all over Victoria and beyond gathered for the show which was complimented by fine weather and the village market.
There was also a huge range of interesting, rare, collectable and hardy native plants for sale along with gardening, natural history and botanical books, botanical art sales and refreshments.
The children of the Pomonal Primary School worked with art teacher Barb Venn on a special 'Myrtaceae Family' backdrop for this year's show.
They completed many small canvases to form one large striking and exciting mosaic that featured a variety of Darwinias, Chamelauciums, Thryptomene, Eucalyptus, Beaufortias, Melaleucas and more.
For those who enjoyed what they saw, the Australian Plants Society Grampians Group open garden weekend tomorrow and Sunday will give garden and nature lovers the chance to again view some of the species of plants that were displayed.
For more information contact Linda Handscombe 5356 6352.