QCGC EKKA display 2022
Theme: ZEN – “Peace and Harmony”
These days our garden is important to us all. A place where we can reflect and “take the burden off our shoulders” And “SMILE” The display reflects the ZEN theme and in the display we will have a “Wishing Pot”. The symbol on the pot says: Wishes do come True – Good Luck and Good Fortune. Anyone who visits our display can write on a piece of paper provided – their wishes for their life and their garden.
ZEN GARDEN for QCGC
When asked to set up a garden display to represent the QCGC, Pam & I used the idea we had previously discussed. Pamela designed the garden as she has been to Japan several times and had a good idea on what we required. A Zen garden needs to be peaceful, minimalist and meditative. We refreshed my Budda head planters, decided on a colour scheme and constructed screen supports, sourced smooth rocks, hollow logs, moss, polished white pebbles and lanterns. I was in charge of gathering enough plants and keeping them in good condition. This was a challenge as the white Azaelas only flowered on last Sunday of the Ekka. Anne and Shirley brought in some of their plants and helped set up the display and we were most grateful for their advice. Pam cut timber for the dais structures. We spread the white pebbles to represent a river. To have an interactive display Pamela designed a wishing/Prayer line so patrons could write & attach their wishes to the line. She painted "Wishes do come true” using correct Japanese symbols on a round pot to hold the scores of wishes over the 10 day. I read the wish slips and found 98% were for Good Health & Peace. Some were very sad/personal wishes, a few for lovely gardens and fertility. I unrolled them and set them alight near my Zen area. There were lots of positive comments and photos taken of the garden. It took 2 half days to set up the garden but only 2 hours to pack 3 cars with the structures and plants to deconstruct the garden. We hope everyone enjoyed the Ekka event. Sandra.
Royal National Show EKKA
DATE 6th and 14th August 2022
OPEN TIMES 7 am to 9 pm daily times manned determined on the day/\.
PLACE Exhibition Hall where old honey show was 20 years ago.
COST pre-purchased tickets only.
FEATURES Work on the QCGC show stand and bring club brochures to handout.
CONTACT Sandra 3389 6063 or Pamela 0419 568
Our Patron with the Chief of the RNA David Thomas,
and Past President of QCGC Noel Prior.
QCGC Display at the EKKA
Pam, Anne Baster and Sandra
Northern Districts Horticultural Display Heather Prior
Winner EKKA horticulural section
Floral Art Society at EKKA
Horticultural section third prize.