If its flowers you want, Leura is the place to go

The 55th Leura Gardens Festival this year will be held for six days over two long weekends: Saturday-Monday, October 5-7 and Friday-Sunday, October 11-13.

The festival will feature 10 glorious cool climate spring gardens, showcasing a particularly wide range of styles and sizes, from tiny delicate bulbs to the wonderful deciduous trees which will just be coming into their full glory.

An all-gardens ticket costs $30 (valid over the six days) or $8 per individual garden.

Festival favourite: The Braes

Festival favourite: The Braes

Other attractions will include the daily music in the gardens program, the popular art show and a wide range of wonderful plants and garden accessories at the plant sales centre.

The festival organisers would like to thank the more than 400 volunteers from the Mountains community without whose assistance, energy and valuable support the festival could not be run. While it is too late for this year, applications to volunteer in 2020 would be very welcome.

An exciting initiative this year is the partnership with Blue Mountains Grammar School, whose senior students and parents will be volunteering on the garden gates.

All festival proceeds go to the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital and other local health-related organisations. More details at www.leuragardensfestival.com.au, or 0431 095 279, and follow the festival on Facebook and Instagram.

Burst of colour: Ewanrigg

Burst of colour: Ewanrigg

Stunning views: Hill of Grace is one of the Leura Gardens Festival gardens.

Stunning views: Hill of Grace is one of the Leura Gardens Festival gardens.