By Irene Bowie-Johnson
It might have been cloudy and overcast, but despite that Spring was in the air at the opening for Daffodils at Rydal held on Tuesday last week.
A large crowd gathered to attend the opening, filling the small Greg Featherstone Park opposite the Rydal Pub. They were welcomed by Linsey Featherstone the President of the Rydal Village Association, who thanked those whose hard work and diligence made Daffodils at Rydal happen once again.
In particular, Linsey thanked the helping hands working with APM Employment Services for their hard work in completing the new path at Pioneer Park, and a small presentation was made by an APM representative to each of the men who took part in the project.
Next, Mayor Maree Statham took the opportunity to say a few words, expressing Lithgow City Council’s admiration of those who made Daffodils at Ryal a possibility each year, and expressing her hopes that Council can continue to support the event far into the future.
Daffodils at Rydal was then officially opened by Elizabeth Swane, a long time supporter of Daffodils at Rydal. Daffodils at Rydal will begin this weekend on the 13 & 14 September. The gardens will also be open next weekend on the 20 & 21. With an impressive line-up of live music by choirs and bands, and a number of places to stop and eat, why not head out one Saturday or Sunday for a look.