Planning now begins for gardens to be open in 2016!
Here are the dates:
Autumn: First w/e May – 7-8 May 2016
second w/e October – 8-9 October 2016
Main Festival: first w/e November and the two days in front – Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 November 2016.
Summer scene from a Bridgetown garden when the gardens hope for the occasional shower of rain.
We had a great Festival over Spring 2015 with many delighted and delightful visitors.
The program - the essential guide to the Festival in Spring 2015 - is available here as a pdf.
Garden is Rokewood in Bridgetown
A successful Autumn Festival was held in early May
An interesting excursion to see and learn more about the Northcliffe Bushfire was held on Friday 1 May, starting and finishing at the Northcliffe Visitor Centre.
Weekend 2, 3 May 13 gardens opening for Autumn, from Donnybrook to Pemberton with gardens as well in Balingup, Bridgetown and Manjimup. Opening times: 10 am to 5 pm.
The program for opening the gardens in Autumn 2015 is online.
Events also included a morning walk through the Golden Valley Tree Park on the Saturday morning to see the deciduous trees in their Autumn colours.
Haemanthes lily flowerhead
The Festival logo is a flower-filled or leaf and berry filled wheelbarrow.
The Festival covers the inland South West of Western Australia and aims to have gardens open from Donnybrook, Kirup through Balingup, Greenbushes, Boyup Brook and Nannup to Bridgetown, Manjimup and Pemberton. Contact us if you would like to know more.
Note: This is the official website of Blackwood Country Gardens Inc, which organizes the Festival of Country Gardens and is the original source of information about the gardens and events that make up the programme for each Festival. Other sites may be out of date or inaccurate.