Seven stunning Mountains gardens will be open in September

Seven stunning Mountains gardens will be open to the public in September, showcasing the creativity, hard work and resourcefulness of local gardeners.

For the first time in the garden festival’s 33-year history, four gardens from Linden will be included.

This year the Mid Mountains Garden Festival – formerly known as the Hazelbrook-Woodford Garden Festival – will include a woodland garden with cascading waterfalls, a garden developed over 100 years, and a mud brick house with a roof covered in succulents.

Each garden demonstrates the owners’ creative use of plants and landscaping in often challenging horticultural aspects, where water-wise planting is essential. 

Run by the Hazelbrook Public School Parents and Citizens Association, the festival raises money for much-needed facilities. None of the garden owners have children or grandchildren at Hazelbrook Public School, but still generously open their gardens to the public to raise money for the school.

The festival runs on September 16-17 and 23-24 from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are available from the gardens and from the school. Tickets are $5 per garden, or $20 for five gardens. 

Hazelbrook School itself will be open over both weekends, offering Devonshire teas, plant sales, and an exhibition of student artworks. Details 0413 846 563.