Festival of Country Gardens


Spring Festival
5,6,7 & 8th November 2020

The committee met on the 10 June 2020 and unanimously decided that there will be a Spring Festival this year. We need some time to wander and appreciate the beauty of the gardens down here in the Blackwood Valley and Southern Forests areas. We've been cooped up too long and need some optical stimulation and fresh air!

In terms of organisation it is early days, but we will be seeking gardens from Balingup through to Pemberton, including Nannup and Boyup Brook. So, if you are reading this and have a garden to show off, please contact us as soon as possible.

For those of you out there who just want to visit and view the beautiful gardens, the key dates are 5th to 8th November 2020.

There will be an opening function on the Friday evening to be held at the Shire Lesser Hall.

As further details come to hand we will update this website to keep you informed.

We will, of course, be abiding by any Covid 19 rules and requirements that may be in force at the time.

Potential Exhibitors

Please click here to access the 2020 entry form.


(These images were taken in Bridgetown but the garden is no longer open)





When we published advice of a photo competition, it was envisaged that we would be able to exhibit the beauty of Autumn to those who visit this site. Alas, not the case, one entry does not make a competition unfortunately!

So, let's try again, The subject has been extended to include winter photos  and the closing date extended to 31 July 2020.

The competition is open to all, and we welcome photos from those who generously open their gardens and others alike.




In the absence of an open garden festival this Autumn, the committee of Blackwood Country Gardens Inc. (Festival of Country Gardens) has decided to conduct a photo competition open to gardeners and others alike.

The theme of the competition is “Autumn in the Blackwood Valley”, and ideally will be based around the beauty that people come to see and expect in the region. Preferably photos will be taken in residential gardens and properties in the Balingup, Greenbushes, Bridgetown, Nannup, Manjimup, Pemberton and Boyup Brook areas. These areas normally provide the venues for visitors to our open garden festivals.

Competition details can be found by clicking here. entries will be featured on this website.

Please note you do not have to be a "professional" to enter this competition, you can get out there with your mobile phones and show us "what you have". We would prefer to see residential property photos than, for example a public park or town streetscape.

The Committee will prepare for a Spring Festival and will attempt to make it the best ever.



Recommendations and Reviews

What an amazing event - early May we did a Girls trip to Bridgetown and enjoyed the beautiful, charismatic gardens, at Sunnyhurst Winery - very friendly and welcoming 🌷🍷🌷If you are visiting this unique town, definately a place to purchase a bottle to enjoy in front of the crackling fire place
We will be back in town for the next Garden Fest! 🌸🧡🌷🧡🌸

A wonderful event in Autumn and Spring. Stunning gardens and fantastic tours, dinners and garden fairs at Ford House.

Such a lovely day with Festival of Country Gardens at Bridgetown. Went to visit 4 gardens today 28 Melrose, 174 Tawny Heights, 192 Cherrytree Cottage and 169 Heritage. All gardens so beautiful, thank you for good event and we will come back again next year

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