Bulbs light nannup

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Nannup resident Dr Bob Longmore planting the first of 10,000 tulip bulbs.
Camera IconNannup resident Dr Bob Longmore planting the first of 10,000 tulip bulbs. Credit: Supplied

The first of 10,000 tulip bulbs have been planted as organisers prepare for this year’s Nannup Flower and Garden Festival.

Instead of a dedicated weekend of flowers, stalls, demonstrations and workshops, the festival will be held across several weekends from August 13 to September 20.

Co-ordinator Jo O’Dea said she was excited that organisers were able to bring the festival back.

“This is not the same festival people are used to, this is a festival with a difference,” she said.

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“There will also be a big focus on tulips this year.”

Amidst the pandemic restrictions, the festival committee has organised hours of entertainment spread across the town.

Throughout the festival period, there will be a number of open gardens scattered throughout the district.

Market stalls will line the main street during the weekends and numerous displays will dress up the town.

Botanical stylist Lara Rose Bos will work with a team to create a big floral mandala in the village green.

There will also be a competition for visitors to name the many trees planted in the town boundaries.

“Nannup is a beautiful town to explore and there will be lots of activities to showcase what we have,” Mrs O’Dea said.

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