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Festival of Country Gardens - Autumn

Festival of Country Gardens - Autumn

May 04, 2019 - May 05, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm

At Bridgetown and other inland towns of the south-west

Cost: Each garden will normally charge a very small fee, which often goes to charity.

0417 902 854

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Tags: festival , country gardens , open gardens , autumn


Äutumn is a second Spring where every leaf is a flower", Albert Camus

Welcome to the Autumn Festival of Country Gardens.

Autumn is always a welcome relief from Summer; the nights are cooler, the days still warm and there is usually the occasional shower or two.

This season has something else:  it has small surprises, mostly pleasant, not of the big monumental kind.  A mushroom will appear on the lawn overnight, there are little pointy holes dug in gardens and paddocks, a sure sign of quendas foraging.  Haemanthes lily flowers pop up from the ground with not a leaf to be seen.  Suddenly, almost overnight, a tree is a blaze of brilliant scarlet foliage.  And quinces are ripening with the later apples, as well as nuts such as walnuts, chestnuts and hazelnuts.

The blooms of the sasanqua camellias are out and flowers such as chrysanthemums are showing their autumn finery.

The Blackwood River Valley was named by Qantas as one of the five top places in Australia to see autumn colour, so come and explore our autumn gardens - and be surprised!

Open gardens and a range of mini-events. 

Please click here to download the Festival program.

For information phone Carol 0417 902 854, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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