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Festival events for 2014

Autumn Festival

First weekend of May


The quince is one of the classic autumn fruits.

Autumn - Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 May, gardens in Bridgetown, Balingup and Pemberton will be open to visit and there are parks such as the Balingup Golden Valley Tree Park to explore. 

(If you have a garden that looks attractive in Autumn in the inland South West around Bridgetown, Donnybrook, Pemberton and points in between, then contact us or check out the Garden Exhibit Form on the Festival Organizing page.  We’d like to hear from you if you would like to open your garden for the Festival.)

Early Spring: second weekend of October; an informal Festival so check this website and the Facebook Page for gardens open and other activities.

Main Festival: Four days that includes the first weekend in November, ie Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November 2014. Festival with gardens open over the four days.


Hydrangea in its autumn tones

Hydrangeas, if you have afternoon shade and some water, give a great show for months and are possum proof.  They are poisonous which is a characteristic that the possums have discovered so they leave the leaves and flowers alone, unlike almond leaves and rose shoots.  


Morning walk at the Golden Valley Tree Park in Balingup, an event from last year’s Prelude, taken on 13 October 2013.

The Park is an arboretum with regional and State significance with its wide collection of World species and a separate section of Australian species.

Note: This is the official website of Blackwood Country Gardens Inc, which organizes the Festival of Country Gardens and as such is the authentic source of information about the gardens and events that make up the programme for each Festival.  Please be wary of other sites as we know of instances where our material, which is copyright, has been used without authorization and it may be inaccurate

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