Autumn 2018 Festival Events

Open both days of the Festival

Gardens will be open from 9am to 4.30pm.  Please, please check the entry for each garden in this program for details as gardens are open on various days throughout the Prelude and Main Festival.

The Festival Centre will be open from 9am to 5pm each day of the Festival at Hillview Garden Centre, 200 Hampton Street, for programs and more information.


Friday 4 May

“Autumn in the Valley” Dinner in the Barn at Ford House, Bridgetown. The Barn at Ford House will be transformed into a magical Autumn theme to set the scene for a delicious 3-course dinner prepared by Bridgetown’s own Chef Extraordinaire Pip Mills. Bookings are essential on 9761 1816. Numbers limited, BYO, $95.00 pp, 6.00pm for 6.30pm.

Sundowner at the Cidery, 43 Gifford Rd, Bridgetown, with music – 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. The Cidery makes and sells award winning beer, cider and wine. Light lunch every day.

Saturday 5 May

1 – 4pm:  Dutch Masters Style Flower Arranging Workshop. 

The Rabbit Hole – Lower Level 87 Hampton Street, Bridgetown

Join experienced floral designer ‘Linda Maxfield’ of Aromatic Passions ‘Earth Blooms’ for a flower filled afternoon creating an arrangement inspired by the golden age of Dutch and Flemish still life painting. This currently trending , distinctive style of floral design celebrates a ‘glorious irregularity’ of loose, wild form, heavy with colour and contrast. We will place our finished arrangements on an authentically styled ‘set’ where they will be photographed with the option to turn the picture into your own personal oil painting masterpiece!
Cost: $95- includes all flowers, vase, hardware, tuition, afternoon tea . Photography and print option TBA
Phone Linda to book or enquire 0427 933 368.

Sunday 6 May

At 9.30 am a Guided Walk through the splendid World Collection of the Golden Valley Tree Park, Balingup. Led by Dr Chrissy Sharp, co-founder of the arboretum and Mr Bob Hingston, farm forestry expert and current Chairman of GVTP.
At south end of Balingup, from SW Highway, turn into Southampton Rd. Take left turn at fork into Old Padbury Rd and proceed 1.2 km to sign for the World Collection. About an hour. Wear sturdy shoes.

Enquiries: 0476 172 900.    $5.