Festival events for 2014
We held a successful Autumn Festival over the first weekend of May. For details see below.
Morning walk at the Golden Valley Tree Park in Balingup
The Park is an arboretum with regional and State significance with its wide collection of World species and a separate section of Australian species.
Now we are preparing for spring with gardens being organized now. Look for gardens in Bridgetown, Balingup, Nannup, Manjimup and Pemberton. More towns may be involved.
Early Spring: second weekend of October, 11-12; an informal Festival so check this website and the Facebook Page for gardens open and other activities.
Main Festival: Four days that includes the first weekend in November, ie Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November 2014. Festival with gardens open over the four days.
Mde Gregoire Stachelin, a climbing Hybrid Tea, on a jarrah pergola, in a Balingup garden. Flowers once in spring.
Details: View Autumn program in this Album.
Autumn is the time to see the beautiful autumn colours of the many deciduous trees in the area. With the recent cool nights and warm days many of the trees are at their colourful peak over the Festival.
Hydrangeas, if you have afternoon shade and some water, give a great show for months and are possum proof. They are poisonous which is a characteristic that the possums have discovered so they leave the leaves and flowers alone, unlike almond leaves and rose shoots.
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 Other sites may be out of date or inaccurate.