The Botanical Bazaar is a one-day garden festival, which has grown progressively over 5 years into a ‘must-attend’ event for gardeners from the Gold Coast and surrounding areas.  In 2018, there were over 100 exhibitors and 3,000 tickets were sold.  Some of us have attended the event, held at Country Paradise Parklands in Nerang and were impressed with the wonderful atmosphere. Check out the website and the YouTube of this year’s event.
 
Gold Coast Rotary has negotiated with the owner of the event to run the event in 2019 with her assistance, with a view to making it an annual club event with enormous potential for growth and profitability. This year’s event will be held on 4 August 2019, which means we have to postpone the Gold Coast Ramble until March 2020.
 
Our Rotary Ball Committee is working hard to stage that event on 13 April, so we need other members or friends of Rotary to fill key roles in organising the Botanical Bazaar.  We will have access to plans and templates from last year, as well as contact lists of exhibitors, suppliers and entertainers.  Horticultural knowledge is not a requirement!
 
Whatever your skill, we will have job for you.  Come along to our 1stplanning meeting on Wednesday 27 February, meet Stacey who will be the Event Director, learn about the event and what needs to be done to make it happen.  Staging a successful community event is extremely satisfying, develops new skills and raises the profile of Rotary in the local community.
 
When:            4pm – 7pm, Wednesday 27 February
Where:            Baguley home, 29 Cabana Boulevard, Benowa
 
Cannot make meeting but wish to help:  Call David Baguley 0411470947
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