Tree-mendous look in the main street despite the festival's cancellation

ALL DRESSED UP: The Winter Botanica Festival has been cancelled again, but Oberon's main street trees are looking great in their winter woollies.

ALL DRESSED UP: The Winter Botanica Festival has been cancelled again, but Oberon's main street trees are looking great in their winter woollies.

THE inaugural Oberon Winter Botanica Festival has been cancelled for the second year due to COVID restrictions and lockdowns.

But the committee has been busy decorating several trees in Oberon's main street in winter woollies.

The festival, an initiative of the Oberon Garden Club, is designed to celebrate Oberon's winter beauty.

It was planned to take place from the end of July to the beginning of August, featuring competitions and events, music, food and wine.

The plan was for the focus to be on botanical displays, based on what is in the landscape - what is grown, picked or harvested in autumn and winter around Oberon.

Organisers hoped to include paintings, sculptures, photography and videos and award prizes in the competitive sections.

Plans are underway for 2022.