198 Mowemdowns

A large productive and charming garden

Open Main Festival – Thursday 2 to Tuesday 7 November.

Once upon a time we created a creek and two ponds. Fruit trees, a hen house and several deciduous and evergreen trees followed. Then I found irises, roses and all sorts of shrubs and plants to fill in the gaps. Now our home is surrounded with a productive vegetable plot and enclosed orchard which feeds us and the hens and a garden full of variety that spreads over an acre and welcomes the birds. We love it!

There are places to sit and enjoy tea and coffee and sandwich or cake which will be available (for a small charge) and there will be a number of plants for sale.

Pat and Keith Stieg.    0428 611 632

Lot 415 Blackwood Terrace.  Travel east along Steere Street, turn right into Gifford Road and continue down Greys Hill Road. At the bottom continue along the river past Mattamattup St for 200 metres. Driveway is on the left.

Entry: $5.  Tea & coffee (small charge); plants for sale; toilet.

Festival news

Festival News

Prelude of the Spring Festival is now just 3 weeks away, Sat 8 – Sun 9 October.

Gardens open for the Prelude include –


  • Balingup Lavender Farm
  • Ellendale Farmdsc05428
  • Ferndale (Prelude only)


  • Ford House
  • Cherrytree Cottage
  • Stoney Bottom (Prelude only)
  • Tawny Heights
  • Mattamattup
  • Sunnyhurst
  • Bella Ranchez (Prelude only)
  • Rokewood (Prelude only)
  • Brackenhurst
  • Maranup Ford


  • Holberry House2015-10-04-09-34-42
  • Nyth y Dryw
  • Wombledoone


  • Balbarrup


  • Lakeside


Events happening on the Prelude weekend include


  • Heritage walk ( Sat 8 )
  • Emerging Artists Exhibition ( Sat 8 & Sun 9 )


  • Guided walk and talk – The Priority Bittern and Waterbird Project (Sun 9)


  • Guided walk at Golden Valley Tree Park (Sun 9)


Ephemeral Art Trail (Sat 8 – Sun 9)clip

Watch out for amazing and decorative art installations in the towns of the Festival

Ephemeral Art Trail



Bridgetown transforms main streets!

Check out the shop front windows of Hampton and Steere Streets where a garden theme will be evident