4-5 November 2023
Eleven beautiful gardens will open this year for the Crookwell Garden Festival between 10am and 4 pm on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November. The gardens range from small-town gardens to larger country landscapes with sweeping vistas. Wonderful favourites such as Markdale and Kiloren will open for viewing again this year and they will be complemented by new privately owned gardens, each of which showcases the owners’ love of planting while reflecting the different designs they each have for their gorgeous landscapes.
The properties clearly reflect what can be achieved in cool climate environments. And of course the gardens are beautiful!
The cost is $30 per person for a ticket to see all the gardens. All-garden tickets are available below, and during the festival at the Crookwell Visitor Information Centre, at Saturday’s Garden Lovers Market, and at each garden (cash only). Single entry tickets of $5 will be available at each garden.
Children 15 and under are free.
As we are entering people’s private gardens, no dogs are allowed. Thank you for your understanding.
If you are coming as a large group or in a bus, please contact Michael McCormack on 0498 321 451 who will help you organise your visit.
Garden Lovers Market, Saturday 4 November
The perfect accompaniment to a stroll around the open gardens is to explore the Garden Lovers Market at Crookwell Showground where there will be a smorgasbord of plants, products and services, all with the garden and home theme in mind. The market will be open 8.30am to 1pm on the Saturday.
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Crookwell is in the Upper Lachlan region that borders the Southern Highlands at the northern end of the Southern Tablelands. Its close proximity to Canberra (1.5 hours) and Sydney (3 hours) has added a new dimension to the travels of garden lovers from these major cities. This area is renowned for its magnificent long vistas, rolling hills and its four very distinct seasons.
It is a cool climate region with deep, fertile soils situated at 700 to 1100 metres above sea level that, while sometimes challenging, makes for superb garden development when the right cool climate plants are combined.
The 2023 host gardens will be a wonderful representation of what can be achieved in any garden, large or small, with vision, creative expression and a desire to connect with nature.
Crookwell town and the villages of the Upper Lachlan Shire welcome visitors. From Collector to Tuena, and Bigga to Taralga, come and meet our friendly locals and enjoy our many delights, including great food, stunning landscapes and comfy accommodation.