Mt Wilson Autumn Festival this April
Four spectacular ‘Secret Gardens’ are preparing to open their gates to the public for the first time this April, as part of the Mount Wilson Autumn Festival on April 18.
Seven gardens in total will take part in the festival, including the much-loved Nooroo on The Avenue. These delightfully unique gardens showcase a variety of approaches to creating a haven in a cold climate garden. With winding pathways, romantic ponds and rare trees to discover, each garden is in a world of its own.
More than an open garden day, the festival will include market and food stalls in the Village Hall, a pop up café, and all things garden related. Depending on your skills in gardening, you will be able to buy bulbs, plants and flowers, of both the botanical and more ornamental - origami kind. For the artful gardener, sculptures, photo gifts and garden art will be for sale, as well as good quality gardening tools for the more practical types.
Pre-purchase your garden entry tickets online via TryBooking or the old fashioned way with cash at the door on the day.
Read more about the gardens opening on the day on the Mt Wilson Website and come for the day, or even better, the weekend.
The Speakers Forum
Plant the seed for your next garden transformation with fresh ideas and tips from accomplished presenters in the Study Centre at the old Mt Wilson Schoolhouse.
Talks will cover everything from native bees to French ornamental gardens to the planning and design considerations of the new guard of garden designers. For more information on the Speakers Forum as part of the Autumn Festival, head to the Mt Wilson and Mt Irvine Community Website.
Places are limited so get your tickets early via TryBooking here: Mt Wilson Speakers Forum
2 hours drive West of Sydney, Mt Wilson is a short drive from Bilpin Springs Lodge and makes for a great day trip at this colourful time of year.
Photos: by Bev Woodman