THE annual Spring Spectacular is going to be a little bit different this year.
Parade has been looking into the event and discovered that Ms Traill’s House is not playing its usual role over the open garden weekend.
Instead of just being one of the beautiful gardens to look at, Ms Traill’s House is going to be more of a market for those visiting the nine open gardens – which Parade loves the idea of.
The market will feature stalls, including one held by the Bathurst Gardeners’ Club, offering rare and unusual plants, garden sculptures and crafts.
There will also be musical entertainment provided over lunch time each day.
Morning and afternoon teas, as well as barbecue lunches, will keep gardening lovers full while they journey throughout the district.
Also making the Spring Spectacular different, Parade has found, is the location of the gardens.
These will encourage people to make the most out of the weekend as they see stunning outdoor spaces and the villages they are surrounded by.
GOOD REASON FOR A COFFEE
PARADE’S eyes almost fell out of her head when she read there would be free coffee at one Bathurst location on Saturday.
A self-diagnosed coffee addict, Parade is always eager to get her fix, especially when it is free.
Well, it turns out that there is more to this free coffee thing than meets the eye.
The initiative is part of a fundraiser being held to support the vital work of Veritas House in Bathurst.
Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre’s Dr Jesse Middleton will be giving away coffee near The Church Bar with the help of the Moubar Vintage coffee van.
People are encouraged to come get a free coffee from the van, but make a donation – big or small – when they do.
In addition to the coffee, there will be face painting on offer for children.
All the money raised will go to Veritas House.
The free coffee offer will be available from 6am to 12pm on Saturday.
If that’s not a reason to get out of bed and into the CBD, Parade doesn’t know what is.