Calliope Garden Club to join this year's Ecofest

THE Calliope Garden Club will be one of the new stallholders to feature for the first time at this year's Ecofest.

Gladstone Regional Council has welcomed the garden club's participation at Ecofest, the region's largest environmental event, which will be held on Sunday, May 31.

Environment portfolio spokesman Col Chapman said initially the club had planned a modest display, but due to the enthusiasm of its members it had now expanded to include mini seminars, plant displays, sales and children's art activities.

"The garden club was only formed two years ago but has now grown to have a membership of about 90," Cr Chapman said.

"Council recently leased the former girl guide hut at Bunting Park in Calliope to the garden club to accommodate its growing membership, regular meetings and workshops."

Cr Chapman encouraged Ecofest visitors to stop by the Calliope Garden Club display to learn more about the group and its exciting future plans, which include a community garden.

"It's the ideal opportunity to talk all things gardening with people who are passionate and can offer great advice," he said.

The garden club will sell plants, and host a raffle and children's art competition.

Local artist and author Margaret Worthington will be on-hand signing her book Owl Journeys.

Ecofest 2015 will be held at the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens from 9am to 3pm.

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