Record crowd attends garden expo
RAIN is hardly something that deters the keen gardener.
Organisers of the Ipswich Plant Expo did have concerns with the weather yesterday but the city's fifth expo was looking as though it attracted the biggest crowd yet.
Event organiser Ruth O'Dowd said they had close to 2000 through the gates on Saturday and crowd numbers yesterday looked to be bigger than that as storms hit Bundamba.
The event had grown to crowds of 4000 in the past two years but Ms O'Dowd said this year looked to surpass that with Gardening Australia presenter Costa Georgiadis taking the stage at Ipswich Turf Club, Bundamba.
Queensland correspondent for the ABC's popular gardening show Jerry Coleby-Williams was also at the expo for the two days.
Costa will visit Minden and Peak Crossing state schools today and will have a meet and greet at Plants Plus Ipswich tomorrow from 10am to 12pm.
"I've had heaps of good feedback from the public about the exhibitors that are here and the selection that is available," Ms O'Dowd said. "All the vendors are really happy, they have all done well in sales; very successful event, probably the best we've had in five years."