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Festival events for 2015

The program for opening the gardens in Autumn 2015 is now on line

The program is in the form of an 8-page booklet that prints out as a pdf covering 5 pages. 

Dates for gardens opening for the Festival are:

Autumn: First weekend of May, i.e. 2, 3 May

Special excursion: aftermath of the Northcliffe bushfire on Friday 1 May
starts at 1.15 pm from the Northcliffe Visitor Centre.  

We have 13 gardens all signed up opening for Autumn, Weekend: 2, 3 May from Donnybrook to Pemberton with gardens as well in Balingup, Bridgetown and Manjimup. 

Plus a morning walk through the Golden Valley Tree Park on the Saturday morning to see the deciduous trees in their Autumn colours. 

Look for a wheelbarrow at the front entrance of the open garden with flowers or colourful autumn leaves or berries.


Prelude: second weekend of October, i.e. 10, 11 October

Main Festival: first weekend of November with the two days in front,

i.e. Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 November

Autumn surprises

Autumn surprises

Haemanthes lily flowerhead

The flowerhead emerges from the ground well before the leaves appear in March/April.

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 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  Other sites may be out of date or inaccurate.

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