Griffith Spring Fest heads online 12 October

Monday October 12, 2020

If you’re missing a visit to Griffith’s stunning open gardens or the eye-catching citrus sculptures that usually take pride of place in the City at this time of year, Griffith Spring Fest Online is the answer.

Chairperson of the Griffith Spring Fest Working Group, Councillor Rina Mercuri said, while it was disappointing that Griffith Spring Fest 2020 wouldn’t proceed as originally planned, the online experience would be the next best thing.

“Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic has meant we’ve had to be a little creative this year,” said Councillor Mercuri.

“I am really excited to say that Griffith Spring Fest Online is helping us bring the event to life digitally for locals and visitors to enjoy.

“We’ll be featuring some of our amazing gardens, videos showing tips and tricks to get your garden in great shape, and many online activities for you to enjoy at home.”

Griffith City Council’s Tourism Manager, Mirella Guidolin said, the Tourism Team and Working Group have used this opportunity to showcase springtime in Griffith online.

“The best way to keep up to date with what’s happening is to follow Griffith Spring Fest and Visit Griffith on social media and make sure you share this with your friends and relatives outside of Griffith,” Ms Guidolin.

Popular ABC Gardening Australia presenter, Costa Georgiadis helped officially launch Griffith Spring Fest Online this week.

“We are thrilled to have Costa on board sharing his passion and expertise for gardening with our viewers,” said Ms Guidolin.

“As an added bonus he will be taking over the @VisitGriffith Instagram page on Thursday 15 October. Join Costa live and free from 12-1pm where he will be available to answer your questions”.

Griffith Spring Fest Online will be featuring stunning local gardeners who have helped shape the Griffith Garden Festival over the last 30 years, including, ‘Davit Farm’, Trish and Louis Sartor, ‘Rosewood Park on Stokes’ as well as ‘Yambiana’.

You can also meet the local orange farmers who grow the oranges used to create the Citrus Sculpture display each year.

The online version of Griffith Spring Fest offers something for everyone. The city’s smallest green thumbs will enjoy a colouring-in competition, with great prizes up for grabs. Create some family fun with two Griffith Spring Fest colouring sheets provided online. Simply pick your image and download the version you want to turn into a masterpiece. Don’t forget to share the final product on social media by tagging #springfestonline.

Local photographers need to get snapping and share your favourite Spring photos in the Spring Photo Competition. Post your photos on Facebook or Instagram, tag @GriffithSpringFest and @VisitGriffith and use the hashtag #SpringFestOnline

Costa will judge the best photo, with the winner receiving a $100 gift voucher at Bunnings Warehouse.

Find out what is planned for the Griffith Spring Fest 2021 event, with accommodation ideas, how to enter a citrus sculpture or a garden.

Hopefully, after COVID-19, Griffith Spring Fest will be back bigger and better next year when we can finally celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Citrus Sculptures and the 30th anniversary of the Griffith Garden Festival.

To experience Griffith Spring Fest Online head to griffithspringfest.com.au

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