Organisers of the annual Rose & Flower Show in Warkworth are encouraging gardeners to get their secateurs at the ready.
The show is returning to its original home in the Town Hall on Friday, November 17, after an absence of several years while the hall was restored.
Points, trophies and prizes will be awarded across a range of classes from most fragrant rose to best in show, as well as the prestigious Champion of Champions and the magnificent Perpetual Challenge Rose Bowl dating back to 1941.
While roses dominate the show, there are also classes for other flowers
Section C of the Schedule titled ‘decorative’ allows for flowers and foliage that has not necessarily been grown by the exhibitor, inviting some imaginative arrangements.
There will also be awards for the best local garden seen from the street and the Wilkinson Slaver will be presented to the person or organisation that has made an aesthetic contribution to Warkworth/Matakana.
The show is organised by the Warkworth Garden Club.
Read this story online to view the full schedule or printed schedules are available at the Warkworth i-Site, the Mahurangi Matters office in Neville Street and Mahurangi East Library.