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Published August 16th 2019
Experience the stars of spring: flowers & gardens
With Spring just around the corner, why not enjoy the lovely weather and sunshine days by stopping and smelling the roses at the list below of garden and flower events.
The list below features the Best Spring Garden & Flower Events across New South Wales:
1. Spring Time in the Gardens
When: Sunday, 1-30 September 2019 Where: Hunter Valley Gardens, 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin Cost: See website. Details: There will be plenty of spring entertainment at this event including flower show, floral displays, Galaxy of Gnomes created by local schools, talks, walks, demonstrations, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Hunter Valley Gardens Facebook
2. Spring Daisy Display When: Sunday, 1 September 2019- 31 October 2019 Where: Mount Annan Botanic Gardens, 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan
Cost: Free Details: This event will showcase colourful displays of Western Australian Natives. Click here for the website.
3. Tulip Time Festival When: Tuesday, 24 September 2019- 7 October 2019: 9am-5pm
Where: Corbett Gardens, Bendooley St, Bowral
Cost: Adults: $12pp, Concession/ Pensioner/ Seniors Card: $7pp, Children (13-17yrs): $7pp & Children under 12yrs: Free
Details: With around 75,000 tulips nestled among the picturesque blossoming trees in Corbett Gardens, this festival will also include displays, exhibits, market stalls, activities and tulips galore (of course). Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Tulip Time Southern Highlands Facebook
4. Sakura Matsuri- Cherry Blossom Festival
When: Saturday, 28 September 2019: From 10am
Where: Cowra Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre, Ken Nakajima Place, Cowra
Cost: Adult: $20pp, Concession: $18pp, Children (5-12yrs): $15pp & Family (2 adults kids): $60 per family.
Details: There will be plenty of family-friendly fun including entertainment, activities, demonstrations, Taiko drummers, sumo wrestlers, Japanese archery, sword shows, workshops, market stalls, tea ceremonies, fashion parade, displays, jumping castle, face painting, exhibits and more. Click here for the website.
5. Wild about Waratahs Festival
When: Saturday, 28 September 2019- Monday, 7 October 2019
Where: Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah
Cost: Free & ticketed events- see website.
Details: The festival will be jam-packed with entertainment, tours, workshops, exhibitions, food stalls, competitions, displays and more. Click here for the website.
6. Garden Arts for Kids
When: Wednesday, 2 October 2019- 10am or 1pm sessions.
Where: Mount Annan Botanic Gardens, The Bowden Centre, 362 Narellan Rd, Mount Annan
Cost: $25 per child
Details: The little ones will love this gardening event! This workshop will help kids create their own beautiful garden artworks that they can take home or leave at the gardens. They will be working with a range of natural materials. Suitable for 5-12yrs. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan Facebook
7. Leura Garden Festival
When: Saturday, 5,6,7,11,12 & 13 October 2019
Where: Leura & surrounds- see website.
Cost: Single Adult Tickets: $8pp, All Gardens Pass Adults: $30pp (valid throughout the Festival) & Children under 16yrs: Free
Details: There will be 11 beautiful gardens, including two which are new to the festival. There will also be entertainment, Music in the Gardens, performances, displays, exhibitions, live paintings and more. Tickets can be purchased in Leura Mall near the Station and Festival Headquarters at 19-21 Fitzroy St, Leura. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Leura Gardens Festival Facebook
8. Rose Spectacular
When: Saturday, 12 October 2019- 10 November 2019
Where: Hunter Valley Gardens, 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin
Cost: See website.
Details: There will be a sensory explosion at this event! Explore the 35,000 rose bushes across the gardens, including the 6,000 roses inside the rose garden itself. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Hunter Valley Gardens Facebook
9. Berry Gardens Festival
When: Thursday, 17-20 October 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Berry & surrounds- see website.
Cost: Adults: $5pp per garden, Adults: $20pp for all gardens (valid throughout entire festival days) & Children under 18yrs: Free
Details: With eight local gardens on display, there will be exhibits of design, plant varieties, creativity, exotic and native flowers and many more showcases. Ticket sales will be donated to local charities and community ventures. Click here for the website.
10. Griffith Garden Festival
When: Friday, 18-20 October 2019: 9:30am-5pm
Where: Griffith region- see website
Details: There will be plenty of garden festivities with displays, exhibits, entertainment, workshops, demonstrations, eight private gardens will be opened to the public throughout the festival, activities, garden walks, tours, and more. Click here for the website.
11. Batlow Apple Blossom Festival
When: Saturday, 19 October 2019
Where: Memorial Ave, Batlow
Cost: Adults: $5pp & Children under 18yrs: Free
Details: This spring festival event will showcase plenty of family-friendly entertainment, market stalls, food stalls, live music, displays, exhibits, apple-pie eating competitions, gourmet food trails, activities, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Batlow Apple Blossom Festival Facebook
12. Bathurst Spring Spectacular
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019- 29 March 2020
Where: Bathurst region- see website
Cost: Adults: $25pp & Seniors: $20pp- gives access to all gardens.
Details: The historic towns of Bathurst will be opening its doors to celebrate spring's floral delights with lilacs, irises, rhododendrons, azaleas and many more in bloom. There will be a riot of colour and scents at this event! Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from The Bathurst Spring Spectacular Facebook