Festival plans for 2014
We aim to have gardens open in Autumn - first weekend of May;
Early Spring: second weekend of October;
Main Festival: Four days including the first weekend in November, ie Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November 2014.
The rose “Constance Spry” was the first David Austin rose bred. Once flowering in late spring it has the myrrh scent and cupped blooms, characteristic of many of his roses. This rather straggly bush was grown from a cutting at Montaza Park which was open for the Main Festival in 2013 and whilst not vigorous, its flowers, for a few short weeks, are magical.
Morning walk at the Golden Valley Tree Park in Balingup, an event from last year’s Prelude, taken on 13 October 2013.
The Park is an arboretum with regional and State significance with its wide collection of World species and a separate section of Australian species.
Note: This is the official website of Blackwood Country Gardens Inc, which organizes the Festival of Country Gardens and as such is the authentic source of information about the gardens and events that make up the programme for each Festival. Please be wary of other sites as we know of instances where our material, which is copyright, has been used without authorization and it may be inaccurate