THE brilliant colours of spring were the centre of attention at Silkstone State School as it played host to one of Ipswich's most prominent garden events.

From bromeliads to African violets, crowds gathered to enjoy a range of floral creations at the 2014 Spring Garden Spectacular.

The two-day event was organised by the Ipswich Orchid Society, an organisation that has existed for more than 55 years.

Member Tricia Woodstock said this year's garden spectacular was another success with about 1000 people through the doors.

"At one stage it was so busy, you could hardly move," she said.

Money raised from the event will go to help support Ipswich Meals on Wheels.

The society's next event is scheduled for November 15 at Swifts Sports Club where gardening experts will share their knowledge at a series of talks.

For more information phone Tricia on 3281 3778.



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