Festival events for 2014
Found in some Festival gardens
Visit both parts of the Festival to see them all!
Early Spring, the Prelude: second weekend of October, 11-12; Thirteen gardens are opening, so that there is plenty to choose from over this weekend.
Main Festival: Four days that includes the first weekend in November, ie Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November 2014. Nineteen gardens will be on show including several that opened for the Prelude plus lots more.
Mde Gregoire Stachelin, a climbing Hybrid Tea, on a jarrah pergola, in a Balingup garden. Flowers once in spring.
Taken on a spring morning walk in the Golden Valley Tree Park in Balingup, just south of the townsite.
An elderly apple tree, remnants of an old orchard of the early settlers to the area.
In mid-October many pear, apple and cherry varieties are in flower with the first cherries ripening in late November.
We plan to have a morning or late afternoon guided walk through the Tree Park to explore many of its exciting groves of special trees. See the Oak collection or the collection of cedars, or the Australian Collection.
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 Other sites may be out of date or inaccurate.