Today’s Spring Plant Fair was graced by warm sunshine, high humidity and blue skies – that is, until a shower tipped down around midday.
People thronged to Bellingen Park for the North Coast’s biggest plant market, enjoying the natural green ambience, the 100+ stalls offering native, rare and exotic plants and trees, the music, the workshops, the food and the chance to stop and chat.
They left with arms or bags or barrows full of produce, plants and products, ranging from seedlings to tropical fruit trees, bird boxes to worm farms, tiny potted cacti to chips on a stick.
For the first time, the plant fair and the growers market combined forces to run both events in the same place, saving those who wanted ready-to-eat fresh food as well as additions to their garden a trip across the river to get both.
The Spring Plant Fair, now in its 29th year, is organised by the Bellingen Environment Centre.