Autumn 2019 Festival

‘This photo was taken by Natalie Boden who has given permission for us to use it. ‘

“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.” 



Festival Coordinator’s Welcome

Welcome to the 2019 Autumn Festival of Country Gardens.

I really look forward to the changing of the seasons particularly welcoming autumn with its cooler days and nights and the changing of colours in the deciduous trees and the wonderful show of autumn roses, chrysanthemums, camellias, salvias and many other flowering plants. The grass appears greener and the whole countryside somehow looks a little softer.

This is a splendid time to come down to the inland South West of Western Australia and visit the many spectacular gardens that are open during the Autumn Festival in Balingup, Greenbushes, Bridgetown, Manjimup and Pemberton. These gardens all have something unique and special to offer you. There are also some interesting events scheduled throughout the Autumn Festival so please check the program for details.

This will be a busy but very rewarding two days and we hope that you will treasure the memories of your visit to the South West and return to help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary Spring Festival of Country Gardens in October (the Prelude) and November (the Main Event) 2019.

Carolyn Saunders


2019 Autumn Festival of Country Gardens

Chairman Blackwood Country Gardens Inc

The Gardens and Events

The sidebar at right  provides links to all the gardens and to the event program.

The Bridgetown Garden Fair

On Saturday the 4th of May

The garden fair is held by the Blackwood River in the grounds of Ford House. There will be plant specialists, garden sculptures, unique garden related gifts, tools etc. and of course coffee and delicious food. It is an idyllic location with plenty of room for each stall holder to display their wares. We would love you to participate and help make this another fantastic event for beautiful Bridgetown.

The 2019 Autumn Festival includes a program of events, including the Garden Fair. Details will be added to the web site as they are finalised.

Festival Centre

The Festival Centre is at Hillview Garden Centre, at 200 Hampton St/South Western Highway – on the left as you come into Bridgetown from Greenbushes.

Contact us

Enquiries – Phone 0417 902 854