Kyneton Horticultural Society’s annual Autumn Flower Show will take place on the first weekend of March to celebrate the start of the season.

Dahlias, roses, cut flowers, shrubs, pot plants, cacti and floral art will be on display in the Watts Pavilion at Kyneton Showgrounds.

Society president Nicholas Scott said the society was particularly excited to exhibit a new collection of rare pot plants, which had recently been donated.

Mr Scott has encouraged locals of all ages to enter flowers and vegetables in the event to show what they can grow.

This year’s show will include a children’s section and a special division to recognise 70 years of the hybrid ‘Peace’ rose.

Mr Scott said he was hoping to see lots of dahlias – a flower species that is at its peak in autumn.

Kyneton Historical Society members will also be selling a range of their autumn plants.

The show will run on Saturday, March 3, from 1-5pm and on Sunday, March 4, from 10am-4.30pm. Admission costs $4.

For inquiries and entry forms contact Nicholas on 0438 664 89 or nicholasscott@bigpond.com