Gardens open for Spring:
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.
The program for the Festival is now being compiled - ready mid September*
The program will show 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, once completed, 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.
*Delayed by a few weeks due to an unforeseen semi-detached retina.
Now repaired and outlook fine.
The cover: the full program to be ready by mid September.
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.
Late Autumn scene in Balingup.
Haemanthes lily flowerhead
Here is the Program of the Festival held in Spring 2014 as a pdf for reference purposes. Click here to view or print off.
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 Other sites may be out of date or inaccurate.