Influx of visitors for Wildflower Show

HALLS GAP - Organisers of the seventy fifth annual Grampians Wildflower Show launched the milestone event yesterday and are gearing up for an influx of visitors to Halls Gap this weekend.

A highlight of this year's show, which runs until Sunday, will be a life-sized 'wildflower tree'.

This was made at a series of free community workshops in the Grampians.

The whimsical tree - as well as single wildflower and orchid sculptures - will be on display next to Centenary Hall. where a massive display of wildflowers and orchids endemic to the Grampians will be showcased for the public to enjoy.

Event volunteer, Margo Sietsma said the show committee was very excited to welcome botanical enthusiasts, photographers and families on school holidays.

"We'll have hundreds of beautiful wildflower species endemic to the Grampians on display," Mrs Sietsma said.

"The major community art installation is certainly going to generate a lot of interest for the show and we thank everyone who has been involved in this special project."

Other show highlights include bus/walk tours to wildflower hot spots in the Grampians National Park, works by visiting botanical embroidery artist Lynne Stone and children's activities.

Tickets available at the door. For more information go to www.grampianswildflowershow.org.au

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