Thanks to our Sponsors

Thank you to our many Sponsors whom you can see listed if you click Sponsors on the top Menu Bar. It is very pleasing that so many businesses from Kandos, Rylstone, Mudgee and further afield have demonstrated their support for the Kandos Gardens Fair 2013 through sponsorship. I am sure you appreciate that we need sponsorship in order to hold an event such as this.

All the gate takings go to the Parents and Citizens Association of a local school – this year Rylstone Public School. It is also an opportunity for local volunteer groups to make some money by providing food or having a stall.

Currently we are preparing Certificates of Appreciation for each of the sponsors and they should receive these in July when we will be picking up prizes for our raffle. I will be able to tell you more about our raffle after our next Committee meeting on 8th July.

A Focus on Sustainability

A theme for the 2013 gardens is sustainability. All gardens on show will highlight various aspects of sustainable gardening practices, which is so important to our environment and particularly in rural areas.

Features of gardens will include:

  • efficient use of water
  • incorporation of  native plants
  • recycling of materials
  • use of non-toxic pesticides
  • use of organic fertilisers
  • composting
  • mulching
  • dry weather tolerant plants
  • worm farms
  • vegetable gardens
  • fruit trees
  • herbs for cooking and medicinal use
  • chickens and coops
  • native birdlife
  • weed control
  • animal and insect life
  • plant reproduction
Drawings by Bev Duff

Drawings by Bev Duff

Reviews – what others have said

Some chose to visit the gardens on bikes

Some chose to visit the gardens on bikes

  • Apart from the roses, natives and veg, the exhibitors! Chatty, sincere, willing to impart knowledge – wonderful!
  • The large variety of the gardens; different ideas (clever gardeners); and pleasant people. A great day.
  • Kandos and Rylstone are beautiful tidy towns
  • I loved the variety; the people are amazing; very friendly
  • Great variety – something for everyone; very well presented; loved the historical pieces
  • Warm welcoming approach of volunteers at all gardens
  • I enjoyed the open lawn areas, vegetable gardens and wandering ducks
  • Great variety – something for everyone, very well presented, loved the historical pieces
  • All the hard work and colour and inspiration put into all of the gardens
  • Plant types appropriate to our area, garden ideas for gardens, good to see a variety of garden types
  • The beautiful roses
  • The friendly garden hosts and their generosity
  • Diversity of gardens. Amount of effort by owners to present their gardens at their best.
  • The wonderful roses; the diversity in every garden; the friendliness and pride of every garden owner
  • Beautiful gardens and the company of friends, dedication and hard work
  • The breathtaking beauty of each garden; the variety of gardens; the friendliness of everyone concerned; the dedication of those involved; the amount of work involved in the preparation; the weather was beautiful; the leaflet was very informative.
  • The weather was perfect; the atmosphere was terrific; attracted visitors from everywhere
  • Walking, looking and chatting
  • Enthusiasm abounded with all the owners of their gardens and the effort put in by gardeners and organisers
  • Wonderful gardens, genial hosts, very well organised