Sat 21st and Sun 22nd of October, 2023
10am – 4pm both days
ACRES OF GARDENING INSPIRATION Five fabulous and colourful gardens all located in the beautiful Hartley Valley
Harp Of Erin
Known as 'the garden valley', Hartley NSW has been host to the Hartley Valley Garden Festival for the last three years. The festival incorporates five diverse and spectacularly colourful gardens all located only 15 minutes from Blackheath or Lithgow and less than two hours from Sydney. The privately owned gardens of Highfields, Hartvale, Wild Meadows, Harp Of Erin and Gory'u offer incredible beauty, and are all virtually overflowing with inspiration for your own home garden.
The collection showcases cottage gardens filled with a riot of colour, Japanese gardens, prairie gardens, beautiful water features and rare plants, extensive perennial borders, rock walls, plus historic buildings and truly spectacular views. Spring is exceptional in Hartley and these gardens keep getting better and better each year. Richer soil, sunny days and wide open spaces support a greater variety of plants to flourish in this climate promoting an explosion of colour, texture and movement. Four out of the five gardens have been featured on Better Homes and Gardens TV show.
Food, drinks and plants will be for sale, and this year the festival will showcase various plant stalls featuring rare and unusual plants by nurserymen and women from across NSW. Hartvale Gardens feature original paintings, prints and cards by Jennifer Edwards and metalart by renowned sculptor Henryk Topolnicki of Gallery H, with The Harp of Erin selling plants in addition to the garden metalart of Scott Leonard and other local artisans. Gory'u Japanese Gardens are famous for their array of cold climate trees for sale. Horticulturists David Kennedy from Highfields and Steven Vella from Wild Meadows will be selling rare plants (www.cloverhillrareplants.com) and both have a wealth of knowledge about gardening.
Picnics are welcome, so bring your friends and family and be totally inspired by flowers, plants and the pure creativity of the Hartley Valley Gardens this Spring.
Search Hartley Valley Garden Festival for more information or call David on 0419133154.
COST: $15 per person per garden (Hartvale $12 Harp of Erin free of charge)
No booking required – just pay at each gate. Children under 16 free of charge