Gardens open for Spring:
After a successful Prelude - when we had 18 gardens open - we are looking forward to:
Main Festival: first weekend of November with the two days in front,
i.e. Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 November. 23 gardens opening from Pemberton to Donnybrook and towns in-between comprising Bridgetown, Nannup and Manjimup.
The program - the essential guide to the Festival - is available here as a pdf.
It is now available in printed form from the listed outlets in Perth and the South West. Any problems please contact us.
The program shows how to find the gardens in the inland South West, with maps and a detailed description of each of the gardens and how much to pay at the gate.
Most are between $4 to $5 each to see. Some gardens will have cups of tea available usually for a small fee and/or donation to a worthy cause. Some may sell plants.
The program can be viewed and downloaded as a pdf or the printed booklet collected from one of our helpful distributors.
Spring will have beautiful gardens open for visitors to see in the inland South West of Western Australia.
The cover: the full program is ready now.
Look for the new wheelbarrows featured in Bridgetown, Balingup and Manjimup (soon) to let people know the Festival is happening.
One of the new barrows set up on the main street of Balingup to let passers by know of the Festival.
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.