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NATIONAL SPRING SHOW 2023
Held at the South Perth Community Centre
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October

Presentations at the Gala Dinner

National President
Sandra Turner addressing the Gala Dinner attendees
Sandra Turner Presenting
Australian Rose Award to
Shirley Dance
National Secretary, Jillian Plester
Presenting Australian Rose Award to
Kristin Dawson
Sandra Turner Presenting
TA Stewart Award to
Gavin Woods
Sandra Turner Presenting
Victorian Rose Award to
Vivienne Etter
Jillian Plester Presenting
Spring Major Championship Winner

Stewart Coles
Jillian Plester Presenting
Best Exhibition Rose Winner

Marnie Hamilton-Smith
Jillian Plester Presenting
Spring Minor Championship Winner

Alan Short

Photos of Some Winning Entries

A1 Winner
Marnie Hamersley-Smith
A2 Winner
Vivienne Etter
Cultivar Winner
Marnie Hamersley-Smith
Class 33 Winner
Bowl of Solero Roses - Judy Milton
Victorian State Award Winner
Vivienne Etter
Victorian State Award 2nd Prize
Judy Milton
State Championship Winner
Stewart Coles - 9 Exhibition Roses
Champion Exhibition Rose
Unconventional Lady
Marnie Hamersley-Smith
Champion Decorative Rose
Sylvia
Marney Hamersley-Smith
Champion Bowl of Fame Roses
Judy Milton
Champion Vase of Exhibition Roses - Formal Mixed - Pam Kidd
Champion Bunch of Decorative Roses
Informal - Daybreaker - Alan Short
Champion Floribunda Cut
Brass Band - Alan Short
Champion Vase of Cluster Flowered Roses - Formal - Alan Short
Champion Vase of Old Garden Roses
Formal - Viridiflora - Pam Kidd
Spring Minor Championship Winner
Alan Short
Spring Decorative Championship Winner Alan Short

10 WA Floral Art Society Championship Entries - No Boundaries

Winner
Lesley Parkin
2nd Place
Leonie Joss
3rd Place
Sue Wheatley
Highly Commended
Sharon Stewart 
Highly Commended Penelope Brunning
Entry by 
Anna Stokes
Entry by 
Jhersy Trinidad
Entry by
Oana Lord
Entry by 
Pauline Tarrant
Entry by 
Denise Shelbourn

Rose Society Floral Art Entries

Class 75 - Roses, Roses, Roses

Class 76 - Sunset over the Indian Ocean

Winner
Anna Stokes
Winner
Roseanne Van Boheemen

Class 77 - Colours of the Kimberley

Class 78 - Wildflowers of the West

Winner
Anna Stokes
Winner
Denise Shelbourn

Class 79 - Simply A Rose

Winner
Anne-Marie Husselbee

Class 80 - As I Like It

Winner
Pauline Tarrant

Class 81 - Funky (For Under 16's)

Winner
Annabelle Tarrant

Artist in Residence and Guest Speakers 

Tiffany Forster - Artist in Residence
Hon. Richard Court AC - Fascinating Talk on Gardens in Japan
Denise Shelbourn - The Art of Simplicity (Superb Floral Art Demonstrations)
Grant Thornett - The Incredible World of Fungi
John Viska - Perth's Old Rose Gardens

EVENT - Platters in the Park

Old Tea Pavilion in Kings Park - by Day
Old Tea Pavilion in Kings Park - by Night
View over Perth City Lights from the Old Tea Pavilion in Kings Park

EVENT - Parliament House Tour and Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at Parliament House kindly sponsored by Matthew Hughes MLA
Hon Jackie Jarvis MLC, Minister for Agriculture was very supportive of our concerns re Chilli Thrip
Jillian Plester thanking Matthew Hughes MLA for the Tour and Afternoon Tea
Tour took us Inside the Legislative Council Chamber

EVENT - Mandoon Winery - Wine Tasting and Lunch

Lunch was enjoyed by all
Couldn't quite fit everyone on one big table
L-R Ruedi Etter, Vivienne Etter, Stephen Plester, Jillian Plester

EVENT - Optus Stadium

Tour of Optus Stadium
Bird's Eye View of Optus Stadium for
L-R: Jim Cane, Bevan Dance, Sandra Turner

EVENT - Tour of  Government House Gardens

Looking at Government House from the Gardens
Stairs in the Garden at Government House 
Immaculately kept lawn and rose garden beds
Visitors really enjoyed wandering through the rose gardens
A bed of Flamingo Roses
A bed of Iceberg Roses

EVENT - Tour of Government House

Entry to Government House
 Grand Staircase inside the Entry
Supper Room underneath the Ballroom, with photos of previous Governor Generals
Inside the Royal Room
Inside the Executive Council Room
The Drawing Room
Floral Display in the Window of the Drawing Room

The South Perth Community Hall

Visitors enjoying some refreshments and  the roses in the hall
Visitors enjoying the roses in the hall
Heritage Roses Display in the Hall
Heritage Roses Display in the Hall
Denise Shelbourn - provided beautiful floral art displays for the Hall and our Gala Dinner
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