Thursday, September 7, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life


If you are an orchid lover, don’t miss Mackay’s Orchid Extravaganza at Queens Park next Saturday.

The annual event will see hundreds of orchids on display at the Ken Burgess Orchid House on Saturday, September 16, from 8am to 3pm. There will also be orchid and plant sales, demonstrations and raffles.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the event would be free for the community to attend.

“Council is committed to improving the liveability of our region,” Mayor Williamson said.

“Providing more entertainment and events is crucial to achieving this goal,” he said.

“Events like this appeal to a wide range of people, from the most experienced gardeners to those who just want a chance to admire the exquisite orchids on display.

“Orchid experts will be available on the day to provide helpful tips and tricks for growing orchids in our climate and share their personal experiences.

“If you’ve ever wanted to incorporate orchids into your garden, the Orchid Extravaganza is the perfect opportunity to discover what is available and to find out what would best suit your garden and lifestyle.”

Food stalls will also be available for those who want to grab a bite to eat or a hot/cold drink at the event.

For more information visit the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens website.

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