Explore the open gardens in Bridgetown, Greenbushes, Balingup, Manjimup, Nannup and Pemberton; in the South West of Western Australia.
Saturday May 4 & Sunday May 5, 2019
Gardens are open from 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.www.festivalofcountrygardens.com
Trees at their best
The southwest was nominated by the Qantas magazine as one of the top ten places to see autumn colour.The Festival of Country Gardens is a great opportunity to see a diversity of country gardens and parks in the autumn when the trees change colour from green to red, gold, orange and show their beauty for all to behold. The gardens are from small country town gardens such as the quant and colourful Viet Aussie Garden in Greenbushes, the Community Garden also in Greenbushes, to beautiful country style large gardens such as the Terraces in Bridgetown (in photo below) to The Golden Valley Tree Park in Balingup. A heritage listed 100 year old tree park with rare and unusual trees from all over the world. The tree park also has a guided walk on Sunday (details below).
Photo Artwork at The Greenbushes Community Garden.
There are diverse gardens within townships and larger gardens in country farming areas with a total of eleven gardens to choose from and only one weekend to see them! The following photos are from three gardens from the November 2018 Festival of Country Gardens. They are beautiful gardens that are loved by their owners and this passion is reflected in the care and beauty of the gardens.
Photos Festival of Country Gardens November 2018.
Weekend Dinner and Workshops
Literally thousands of people visit the south west to see the open gardens and there is also a dinner and workshops on during the weekend. Events include:
Friday May 3: Autumn Dinner at Ford House but it must be booked and paid for by April 25th. Bookings Fordhouse.com.au 08 97611816
Saturday May 4: Bridgetown Garden Fair 8.30-3pm Plants, garden sculptures, coffee& Food and much more. Ford House 08 97611816
Saturday May 4: Low Bowl Flower Arrangement 1-4pm The Rabbit Hole Art Space, Bridgetown. Bookings 0427933368
Sunday May 5 Golden Valley Tree Park Walk Balingup Commences 9.30am 0476172900
Come and enjoy the weekend in the South West of Western Australia and see some inspiring gardens and enjoy the country air at the same time. Enjoy!