IN order to highlight in the community the fact that the Botanica Festival will now occur next year, organisers have arranged for four main street trees to be wrapped for a couple of weeks, in the way they will be decorated in the lead-up to the festival next year.
A special Crafternoon group has been busy knitting, crocheting and sewing and has produced four tree wraps and a banner with the 2021 date.
The focus of events for the festival will be on what is in gardens or the landscape, what is grown, picked or harvested - specifically in autumn/winter within a cool temperate inland climate, as is experienced on the Oberon Plateau.
Over the three-day timeframe, various events will involve the district population, including school students, as well as visitors.
Competitions will attract entries focusing on the botany of any cool temperate inland climatic Australian regions similar to Oberon. Apart from real plants and their produce, artwork - painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and film - will feature.