The Box Hill Horticultural Society was one of the largest horticultural societies in Victoria in its heyday, holding up to four garden shows every year in the Box Hill Town Hall. For the 2018 Heritage Week, we held our own old style garden show in the lower Town Hall on Saturday 15 September. A number of community groups, including Greenlink Indigenous Nursery, Box Hill Community Gardens, Whitehorse Urban Harvest and the Field Naturalists Club participated. Council’s Parkswide team decorated the hall beautifully, and Art Curator Jacquie Nichols-Reeves displayed a number of botanical art works. We thank them all most sincerely.
We also had an historic display, featuring the history of the horticultural society and some of its members. A feature was the Herald Garden Week shield, won by Box Hill Council, and held in storage for many years. This is now on display in the reception area of our rooms at the Town Hall.
A very big THANK YOU to our Federal Member for Chisholm Julia Banks MP, State Member for Box Hill Robert Clark MP, Greenlink indigenous nursery, Seasol International and Bunnings Warehouse Box Hill South, for their kind donations to help with the outlay in running this event.