According to Robert Curll, President of the Illawarra Rose Society, the erratic weather we’ve experienced of late has not detrimentally affected the coming rose season. Quite the opposite in fact.
“Indications are that it is going to be a bumper season in Kiama,” he says. “I was down at Peace Park the other day and in a week’s time there will be a whole avenue of glorious pink.”
This is great news for local growers planning on entering in the Society’s 2015 Spring Rose Festival, as it might just give them an edge over exhibitors from Sydney and further afield.
Details: Sat 24 October, 12-5pm and Sun October 25, 9-4pm, at the Jamberoo School of Arts, Allowrie St. Admission $3, Concession $2.