Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower …Albert Camus
Festival Coordinator’s Welcome
Welcome to the 2018 Festival of Country Gardens
The weather has again been perplexing with a cooler summer and turning hot as autumn commenced. The garden plants and trees are certainly confused. I have seen spring plants flowering in the past few weeks during the hottest few days we had at the beginning of autumn. I wonder if they will flower again in springtime?
Despite the topsy turvy weather this is a wonderful time to visit the inland South West of Western Australia to see glorious autumn colours in the trees and visit the gardens that are open in Balingup, Bridgetown and Pemberton. These gardens all have something special to offer visitors and you will come away inspired.
We hope that you will enjoy the social and other events that have been scheduled during the Festival program in addition to visiting the gardens which are opening. Although you may be tired at the end of this busy weekend you will have some wonderful memories of your visit. So much so that you will plan to visit again during the 2018 Festivals of Country Gardens.
The Gardens and Events
The sidebar at right provides links to all the gardens and to the event program.
On Saturday May 5 we will be holding the Autumn Garden Fair to coincide with the Festival. It will run from 8.30am to 3.30pm.
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 2018 Autumn Festival includes a program of events, including the Garden Fair. Details will be added to the web site as they are finalised.
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.
Enquiries – Phone 0476 172 900