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20th annual Soroptimist Gala Garden Show speakers All presentations are free of charge for Gala Garden Show attendees. The fee to enter the show is $5 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Children 12 and younger receive free admission and must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information about the Clallam County Master Gardeners who will be speaking during the event, see Page 3.
Saturday, March 17
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. One Container; Four Seasons Presented by Susan Kalmar What do you do with that big beautiful flower urn that sits by your front door once the flowers start to fade? Join us to learn about rejuvenating your special container to look beautiful from early spring through the winter holidays. Whether it is adding seasonal blooms, holiday decorations or solar lights, the possibilities are many. The conversation will include demonstrations and ample opportunity to ask questions or share ideas. With a little effort, some creativity and a few tricks of the trade, you can make your urn say “welcome” all year round.
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10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Expert Panel: Questions on Sustainable Gardening Practices Presented by Jan Danford, Audreen Williams, Bob Cain and Muriel Nesbitt The panel members are WSU-certified Clallam County Master Gardeners and each have their own specialties and interests. They will welcome questions from the audience on any gardening topic, answer what they can and direct the audience to helpful online resources. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Gifts of the Garden Presented by Marilynn Elliott and Tanya Unruh Not one, but two very creative Master Gardeners will team up to share some great ideas on how to share your love of gardening. Elliott will show you how to turn ordinary garden objects into something decorative … flowerpots into frogs or angels, an old shovel into a welcome sign ELLIOTT UNRUH and rocks into decorative doorstops. Unruh will show you how to use materials from your garden — seeds, pressed flowers, bulbs and more — to make beautiful gifts for all occasions. This talk will inspire the crafty gardener and give you ideas on how to start planning your garden for future gifts. They will allow time at the end for you to see their creations up close and ask questions. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Welcome to the Pacific Northwest; Now What Do I Plant? Presented by Keith Dekker Whether new to the Olympic Peninsula or just ready to add a little landscaping, many people want to know what landscape plants — native and adapted — grow well in our area. Starting with a brief overview on how climate affects our choices, Dekker will highlight some of the best plants, both colorful and hardy, for your garden. As a professional landscaper, Dekker also will share his experience and outline the best cultural practices to assure the success of your plantings.
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1 p.m. From There to Here; Interesting and Unusual Plants for the Pacific Northwest Presented by Dan Hinkley Hinkley is a world-renowned horticulturist and author who has been celebrated with some of the most prestigious awards in his field. His lifelong passion for plants began at an early age and has taken him to remote corners of the globe. Soroptimist International of Sequim is excited Hinkley is bringing his expertise and energy to Sequim as we celebrate our 20th year of the show! For more information about Hinkley, turn to page 6.
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Clallam County Master Gardeners will provide expert advice at show Below you will find a short biography for each Clallam County Master Gardener making a presentation at the 2018 Gala Garden Show. JAN DANFORD Danford moved to Sequim in 2013 after teaching primary school on overseas military bases for 23 years. She trained as a Master Gardener soon after arriving and has since been honored as Intern of the Year and then Master Gardener of the Year. Danford is chair of the Operating Committee for the Woodcock Demonstration Garden and coordinates the Garden Club activities for the Sequim Boys & Girls Club. Her passion for getting children involved in gardening extends to participation in the Master Gardener Youth Enrichment Program. She claims to be a master of none but loves dawdling in the dirt and helping all things grow. AUDREEN WILLIAMS A Master Gardener since 2012, Williams is an enthusiastic gardener with a particular focus on addressing the challenges of vegetable gardening in the maritime growing environment of Port Angeles. She earned a co-2014 Master Gardener of the Year award for her various Master Gardener volunteer activities. She coordinates the Master Gardener plots, assists with the Second Saturday Garden Walks and encourages the 4-H Garden Club, all at the Port Angeles 5th Street Community Garden. She also enjoys volunteering at the Master Gardener’s Woodcock Demonstration Garden in Sequim and the Brown Bag Educational Series, held in the Clallam County Courthouse Commissioner’s Meeting Room. MURIEL NESBITT Nesbitt grew up in the Bellevue area and had an interesting career.
She taught high school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, received a doctorate in genetics from the University of Washington and was a biology professor at the University of California, San Diego, for 36 years. Nesbitt retired to Port Angeles in 2008, joined the Master Gardeners in 2009 and was program coordinator from 2009 to 2012. Her special interests include sustainable gardening and biodiversity, heirloom varieties, squash and potatoes. SUSAN KALMAR For Kalmar, horticulture was a passion that happily turned into a profession. Originally trained as a civil engineer, Kalmar went back to school for an associate’s degree in ornamental horticulture. As the manager of the greenhouse operation for a large retail florist in Pennsylvania, Kalmar had the opportunity to work with, and learn from, some of the most creative people in the business. Community service is another passion and after moving to the Olympic Peninsula in 2016, Kalmar joined Soroptimist International of Sequim and also completed the Master Gardener program. Both organizations work hard to make meaningful contributions to the community through service and education. KEITH DEKKER Dekker has been involved in horticulture for more than 40 years. During the last 25 years, Dekker has focused on comprehensive care of residential landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. As a Clallam County Master Gardener and active volunteer with Plan Amnesty, Dekker contributes to his community by teaching classes and giving talks to promote best practices for successful, sustainable gardening.
Dekker has his own business specializing in fine pruning. BOB CAIN Cain is a veteran of the Clallam County Master Gardeners, having been a member since 2009. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in biology and chemistry and has a doctorate in chemistry. He has 40 years of experience growing vegetables in Scotland, Ireland, Colorado and Washington. He writes a monthly article on plant disease for the Clallam County Master Gardener Newsletter and is a frequent contributor to gardening columns in the local newspaper. Cain is the 2009 Master Gardener Intern of the Year, the 2011 Master Gardener of the Year and served as the manager of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden for seven years, as well as a past president and board member of the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County. TANYA UNRUH Unruh has been digging in the dirt and reaping the rewards of growing things since she was a young girl helping her grandpa in the garden. Her best education was following him around constantly asking questions and probably driving him nuts, but he was always a patient teacher. Although she became a Master Gardener in 2013 to formalize her training, her passion for gardening and education will never end. Unruh reads, studies and is constantly trying new ideas, always confident she will learn from her successes as well as her failures. MARILYNN ELLIOTT Elliott has been a Master Gardener since 2003, after she and her husband moved to Sequim from the Chicago suburbs. She needed to learn something about gardening in the Pacific Northwest, so she sought out the group. Elliott has served on the Master Gardener Foundation Board, worked with the Garden Selections Committee for the June Petals and Pathways tour (her garden was on the 2013 tour), has worked many hours at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, as well as with Clallam County second graders in the Youth Enrichment Program and on the Gold Trowel Award event.
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Gala Garden vendors offer something for everyone • Airport Garden Center — Nursery, live plants and garden art • B & B Family Lavender Farm — Nursery and lavender products • Beth Wright Designs — Garden art • Celia’s Gourmet Foods — Vinegars, oils and vinaigrettes • Clallam County Master Gardeners — Educational garden information • Creative Design — Live plants, garden art and pottery • Dave’s Metal Designs — Metal garden art • Debbie’s Fun & Affordable Jewelry — Garden-themed jewelry • Dungeness Gold — Spices, blends and sauces • Emerald Greens Yardart — Garden art and metal • Fantasy Flowers & Feeders — Garden art, glass and jewelry • Four Cedars Studio — Garden art • Fresh Hats/Love on Your Head — Garden hats and other head coverings • Henery’s Garden Center — Plants, seeds, bulbs, garden furniture and pottery • Heritage Forge — Metal sculpture and garden art • Hot Flash Art — Garden art and glass • Ila’s Gourmet Condiments — Locally sourced jams, jellies and relishes • J Wyatt Art — Nature-related fine art • Kepley’s Resonance Cards — Nature-related fine art photography • Lowell’s Tools — Garden and farm tools • Manny’s Works — Live plants, statues and garden art • Massey Copper — Copper art • Mike’s Cedar Works — Cedar garden furniture • Naturally Sooz Leaf Pottery — Pottery • New Dungeness Nursery — Live plants, garden art and pottery
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• Nicklby Wood Carving — Chainsaw sculpture • Oh-Growup — Trellises • One Earth Botanical — Nursery and live plants • Pacific Northwest Naturals — Nursery, seeds, jewelry and sweaters • Peninsula Nurseries, Inc. — Nursery, live plants and landscaping services • Phocas Farms — Nursery specializing in succulents • Redfern-Designs — Garden furniture, garden art and glass • Roji Home & Garden Inc. — Garden art • Sabino’s Nursery — Nursery specializing in shrubs and trees • Sequim Bee Farm — Honey and beeswax products • Sequim Prairie Garden Club — General information on gardening and landscaping • Shasta Image — Garden art • Stonewear Art — Nature-related jewelry • Studio Rynkiewicz — Glass vases with garden themes • The Blooming Artichoke Herbary — Nursery, live plants and herbal teas • The Desert Northwest — Specializing in noteworthy water-wise plants • The Family Farm — Nursery, live plants, seeds and bulbs • The Greenhouse Nursery — Nursery, live plants and garden art • Three Roosters Nursery — Live plants, garden art and pottery • Vision Landscape Nursery — Nursery, live plants, landscaping, garden art and pottery • Whimsical Woods — Natural birdhouses, bird feeders and gnome homes • Wild Birds Unlimited — Bird feeders, bird baths and nature products • Wilma’s Creations — Cedar art and garden bench planters
Featured vendor — Three Roosters Nursery Located on beautiful Camano Island, Three Roosters Nursery specializes in handcrafted pottery, folk-inspired garden decor and easy-to-grow succulents. When Three Roosters Nursery opened its doors seven years ago, the business offered a wide variety of plants. In recent years, owners Bob and Amy Schroepfer chose to scale back the nursery’s plant offerings to reconnect with their artistic backgrounds in pottery, woodworking and painting. “We like to think of our work as folk art — whimsical, yet functional, garden art,” Bob said. “We create items that are useful as well as pleasing to the eye. We make every effort to keep our prices very reasonable while offering unique art for gardens.” Bob’s background in pottery and skills in woodworking transform pots, vases and more into works of art. Amy is a painter and finds easy inspiration from the natural beauty of the nursery and surrounding area. The Schroepfers have been very busy creating one-of-a-kind pieces in their studio throughout the winter to prepare for their debut appearance at the Gala Garden Show.
Show attendees can expect to see a variety of pottery, including white, black and red clay-bodied pots and vases with hand-carved designs, plenty of whimsical garden art and an array of beautiful, low-maintenance succulents. Three Roosters Nursery is located at 604 Utsalady Road on Camano Island. For additional information, phone 360929-2572, visit threeroostersnursery.com or check out “threeroostersnursery” on Instagram. Soroptimist Gala Garden Show 2018
Local landmark inspires show’s featured artist This year’s featured artwork, “Friendship Garden,” is by Port Angeles artist Denise Erickson. Those familiar with Sequim will recognize Erickson’s photograph as part of the Friendship Garden at Carrie Blake Park. “Recently, I realized my life has mirrored the rule of thirds, a method to create a pleasing piece of art. “A third of my years has been lived in Arizona, a third in Texas and a third divided by our time in Japan and many states. I was eight when I first saw the rain-washed blue skies of Washington state, and I knew I ERICKSON wanted to return … and so I did in 2002. “I am grateful for the easy beauty of this place that inspires my life and my art every day. While I enjoyed our many assignments, living in sight of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca is an extraordinary gift.” Erickson said her interest in Japanese gardens came from living in Japan, Washington, Oregon and in Belleville, Ill., across the river from the exquisite tea house in St. Louis. “Japanese gardens traditionally use natural materials, respect old designs, and often have a specific function such as the site for a tea house,” Erickson said. “These gardens resemble each other in their basic elements, but are unique because of location, the artists who created the garden and the artists who tend it. “When I heard there was a Japanese garden in Sequim. Of course I was determined to see it. The garden at Carrie Blake Park honors the friendship between the people of Sequim and their sister city, Yamasaki, Japan. “As every Japanese garden, this sankei-en respects tradition with its trees and plants, garden lantern and welcoming gate. It is uniquely lovely in its design because it is dedicated to peace and friendship. My biggest challenge was to choose only one photo for the art contest! “Thank you, Soroptimists of Sequim, for this wonderful opportunity. This is an honor, and I am grateful that you chose my art that will benefit your community concerns. See you all at the Gala Garden Show in March 2018!”
Port Angeles artist Denise Erickson was chosen as the 20th annual Soroptimist Gala Garden Show’s featured artist. Erickson’s “Friendship Garden” photograph graces the show’s posters and promotional materials.
It is raffle time at the garden show! This noted event features a wide variety of gardenrelated goodies donated by the vendors, organizations and store owners throughout Clallam County. Last year and this year, as well, we will see the craftmanship from Mike’s Cedar Works with one of his outdoor Adirondack chairs, as well as donations from Coastal, Over the Fence, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, Lamb Farm Kitchen, Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club and many more. There will be additional items that are sure to please any gardener. So, if you don’t do anything else, purchase a raffle ticket when you enter or leave. Raffle tickets are $2 apiece, and you will have your choice of which item to try to win. We always call the winner! Soroptimist Gala Garden Show 2018
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World-renowned horticulturist will be a highlight at the show Gala Garden Show attendees will be in for a treat at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 18, when gardening expert Dan Hinkley presents “From There to Here; Interesting and Unusual Plants for the Pacific Northwest.” The presentation is co-sponsored by 7 Cedars Casino and Soroptimist International of Sequim. Hinkley, born in the Zone 4 highlands of North Central Michigan, has had a lifelong interest in all types of plants, from trees to edibles, leading him to receive a Bachelor of Science in ornamental horticulture and horticulture education from Michigan State University in 1976, and a master’s degree in urban horticulture from the University of Washington in 1985. In 1987, while teaching horticulture at Edmonds Community College, he and his partner, Robert L. Jones, began Heronswood Nursery and Garden near Kingston. Hinkley’s devotion to introducing rare and unusual plants to gardeners led him into the wildernesses of China, South and Central America, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Nepal, Vietnam, Taiwan, Sikkim, Bhutan, Tasmania and Canada numerous times a year for the past 22 years. Heronswood Nursery previously listed nearly 3,000 plant species and has shipped to 48 states, as well as England, Europe and Asia. His sizable and productive potager at Heronswood has been widely published. In 2000, Hinkley and Jones sold the operation to W. Atlee Burpee & Co., a national seed and plant distribution firm. Within six months, Burpee declared Chapter 11 and in 2006, the property was shuttered. This was the beginning of a six-year period of neglect of the garden and its rarified inventory of plants. In 2012, the Port Gamble S’Klallam tribe purchased Heronswood at auction, and the rebirth and revealing of the overgrown landscape began. Hinkley now serves as Heronswood’s director. He has written for a number of periodicals, including
Pacific Horticulture, The American Gardener, Garden Design, The Gardener, Horticulture magazine, American Nurseryman, Gardens Illustrated, Martha Stewart Living, Fine Gardening and The English Garden, as well as having regular columns in Horticulture magazine and an occasional horticulture feature for The Seattle Times. He is a contributing editor to Horticulture magazine and has appeared many times on Martha Stewart Living television as a gardening correspondent. On April 17, 2007, Hinkley appeared in a PBS NOVA program, “The First Flower, Exploring the Flora of Remote Mountains of China.” His first book, “Winter Ornamentals,” was published in 1993 and his second, “The Explorers Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials,” received the 1999 Book of the Year Award from the American Horticultural Society. His third book, released in May 2009 and the second in a series of three, is titled “The Explorers Garden: Shrubs and Vines from the Four Corners of the World” for which he received the 2010 Book of the Year Award from the American Horticultural Society. In 2003, Hinkley was honored with the Scott Arboretum Gold Medal from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania for his lifetime achievements in horticulture. He has been awarded the Marcel Le Piniac Award from the American Rock Garden Society, The Medal of Honor from the Garden Club of America, The Garden Communicator of the Year award from the American Nurserymen and Landscape Association, the White Gold Medal from the Greater Cleveland Horticultural Society and, in 2006, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Award from the American Horticultural Society for a lifetime of achievement in education, writing and plant exploration. Hinkley received on June 21, 2007, and July 2, 2007, respectively, the George Robert White Medal of Honor from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for the
advancement of interest in horticulture in the broadest sense; and from the Royal Horticulture Society of Great Britain, the Veitch Memorial Medal for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science and practice of horticulture. In March 2008, Hinkley was appointed to memberships of the boards of both the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden Trust and the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden Endowment Trust. In 2010, Hinkley was presented the Perennial Plant Association Award of Merit for contributions to the advancement of the perennials plant industry through lectures, writing and plant exploration. Hinkley resides in Indianola, where he is in the process of realizing his latest endeavor, the Gardens of Windcliff. Among many and varied garden spaces, the project includes a large greenhouse, raised beds and a generous potager for research in edibles, all on a south-facing bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Hinkley is in the process of writing his third book for Timber Press in the “Explorer’s Garden” series, a second book on the “Winter Garden” for Timber Press and a book for Farrar Strauss and Giroux on the making of Heronswood. BOOK SIGNING AT THE GALA GARDEN SHOW Hinkley’s book, “The Explorers Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials,” will be available for purchase at the show. He will sign books following his talk for those who purchase a copy or already own the book.
Sequim Fresh Catering pairs up with Soroptimists for the Garden Cafe Soroptimist member Paulette Hill and her husband, Rick, owners of Sequim Fresh Catering, responded with a hearty, “Count us in!” when asked to support the Garden Show Café. Thanks to Sequim Fresh Catering, the show’s Garden Café will sell two delicious soups each day, one vegetarian and one meat-based, along with homemade rolls and cookies to show attendees. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. Soroptimists also will have several scrumptious salads available for purchase from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Beverages available for purchase will include Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Company coffee, hot tea, lemonade and bottled water. If you haven’t feasted on Sequim Fresh Catering’s
fare, you are in for a culinary delight. Often made from local farmers’ and producers’ ingredients, Paulette and Rick excel in cooking up “fresh” and healthy dishes. The two-person company began its seventh season in Sequim this year, which is an extension of their 20-plus year informal Seattle catering reputation. Sequim Fresh Catering provides buffet-style presentations for up to 80 people and can grill on-site whatever delights your palate. For more information, visit www.sequimfresh.com or contact 360-683-8575 or email@example.com.
Garden Café co-chairs Judy Field, left, and Paulette Hill will provide delicious luncheon options and snacks for Gala Garden Show attendees.
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Community seeds help Gala Garden Show grow, thrive When you start a journey, you don’t know who you will meet or what direction the path will take you. You don’t know what will grow from the seeds you plant along the way. You simply start. It was 20 years ago when Soroptimist International of Sequim began a journey, as they ventured out with their first garden show. The roots of the Soroptimist Gala Garden Show run deep within the community. The show is the club’s main fundraiser, but it is more than that. It is an event that brings together garden-related products and services and brings out the gardener in everyone. Why is the Gala Garden Show important? The proceeds are given back to the community in the form of contributions to local organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, Sequim Food Bank and Healthy Families of Clallam County, to name a few. The club also gives out scholarships and awards, including the Soroptimist signature Live Your Dream Award. The award is given to aid the mature woman to enter or re-enter the job market, or to further her skills and training to upgrade her employment status. The club award is $2,000 and is available to women who are the head of the household and have financial responsibility for their dependents. The first garden show, in 1999, was a one-day event held at Carrie Blake Park. Garnering local support made it a worthwhile journey for all. The Sequim High School FFA created arrangements and displays. The Pure Country 4-H group sold refreshments. Nearly two dozen local vendors came to sell plants and garden items. The second year was about the same, with the exception of additional vendors. This increase prompted the show to be moved to the Boys & Girls Club in Sequim and by the fourth year, it became a two-day show, held the third weekend in March. That worked so well, the show has been the third weekend in March ever since. It ushers in the spring. People in the community put it on their calendars so they make sure they don’t miss it. In 1999, Laurel Black, a local graphic artist, designed a pansy that became the de facto logo for the show. You can see the pansy on the street banners, magnetic car
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For several years there was live music in the café. Over the years, the café has been partially sponsored by A Catered Affair, Cookin’ Doc and, for the last four years, by Sequim Fresh Catering. There have been garden-related speakers since the first show. Many of them were Master Gardeners. Almost a decade ago, the Clallam County Master Gardeners asked if they could partner with the Soroptimists; the Master Gardeners would find the speakers and come up with the topics. Another seed was blossoming. Over the years, the show has had many well-known keynote speakers, such as Ciscoe Morris, Ed Hume, Marianne Binetti and Andrew May. This year the keynote speaker is world-renowned horticulturist Dan Hinkley. For the last four years, 7 Cedars Casino has helped sponsor the keynote speakers. Another community seed. The marketing committee put on their thinking caps. The seed thoughts resulted in yard signs and magnetic car signs. The committee expanded online with a dedicated garden show Facebook page. They contacted KSQM 91.5 and for the better part of a decade, the radio station has broadcast from the Gala Garden Show. The weeks before the show you can hear advertisements for the show on KSQM 91.5. There also are live interviews on KONP 1450 AM and KSQM 91.5. The club theme chosen by this year’s president is “Journey to the Mountaintop.” The point is the journey itself, not the destination. It has been an interesting journey so far. It all started with that first step. Su Howat was a vendor at the very first show, and she made a return appearance to do a workshop in 2008. This year, Howat is co-chair of the Gala Garden Show, along with Kathy Purcell. They both invite you to come share the journey with them at the 20th annual Soroptimist Gala Garden Show. For more details visit, www.sequimgardenshow.com.
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signs and yard signs. In 2003, the iconic symbol was used in the design of the flower power T-shirts. Now all Soroptimist members wear these at the show. In addition to the show being a Saturday and Sunday event in year four, music was added with a member DJ, and the journey took the show in a new path online with the birth of www.sequimardenshow.com. Local businesses wanted to support Sequim Soroptimists, so they became sponsors of the show. Their names were listed on the website. This continues to grow. The Sequim Soroptimist club started promoting the show more. Organizers had banners made to hang over the street. These were done by Miller Signs; each year when the signs are updated, Miller Signs has done this without charge. Once again, this illustrates how this community is part of the show. For a decade there was an area on the east wall of the club’s game room — the room just past the lobby — designated as the garden walk. It was designed by a local nursery; for many years, Vision Landscape Nursery did the display. It was like walking through a garden. It drew in the visitor and set their minds on nature. When starting to organize the 2006 show, the club decided to involve the community more. A decision was made to solicit artwork that would be used for publicity for that year. A call for artists went out, and the submissions were reviewed by the garden show core committee. The first artwork chosen was a design by Cindy Mangutz. It went on all the show’s printed materials and was incorporated into the header on the website. Creative Framing did the matting and framing for all the paintings while they were in business — another community seed that helped the show blossom. That same year, Sequim Soroptimists reached out to the Sequim Gazette. An agreement was made for an insert in the newspaper that was centered on the Gala Garden Show. This set a precedent that has remained over the years. Things continued to grow as more and more vendors heard about the Gala Garden Show. The core committee decided to take an additional room and make it the café. This opened up more space and gave the show a larger eating area.
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