Floral enthusiasts set for big day out

July 12, 2017 by  

Roses will be the centre of attention for the yearly rose pruning day to be held by Kingston Council.

Residents from Braeside with a penchant for the colourful flower are being encouraged to take part in the event, which sees Council join forces with community groups.

Mayor David Eden said there will be lots of activities on the day, including rose pruning demonstrations, a free barbecue, and an art show.

He said it was well known by the area’s keen gardeners that the cooler months marked an ideal time to indulge in rose pruning, adding:

“We are pleased to see so many local organisations coming together for the occasion. It’s a great representation of the strength and diversity in Kingston’s community. It will be a great day out for veteran green-thumbs, novice gardeners and art-enthusiasts alike.”

The Rose Society of Victoria, a nonprofit organisation where booklet printing featuring simple tips on rose growing is readily available, will begin its special pruning demonstration at 11:00 am on July 16.

Mayor Eden said tips on everything from general rose care, to fertilisation and planting will also be provided by Council’s gardeners.

After this, the ‘Art in the Park’ show will then be presented by the Mentone Mordialloc Art Group while members of Cheltenham Rotary Club cook up a tasty treat on the barbecue.

Everyone is welcome to join in the day’s activities, and admission is free.