Nannup Garden Village Inc.
Presenters of The Nannup Flower & Garden Festival
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2016 Festival 18 - 21 August “Love from Nanna’s Garden”
We are also very excited to announce that our local guests include the ‘who’s who’ of gardening as we will welcome some new presenters to the Festival and some lovable favourites. Also appearing this year will be Neville Passmore, Darren Seinor, Steve Wood, Lisa Passmore, Dr Bob Longmore, Simon & Sarah Green, Urban Tucker Woman Caroline Harry, Tasty Edibles chef Shannon Fraser Butler, local fella Josh Whiteland, the colourful and fun loving, Ian Parmenter (OAM), and the darlin’ of the garden, the lovely Deryn Thorpe. Check out the Highlights page for more details.
Now this line up is sure to “wet your whistle” for gardening!
Thursday is promoted as a ‘Seniors Day’ with a reduced ticket entry into the Town Hall. Local garden and craft stalls will be setup and special guests will lead daily gardening discussions. The ‘Garden to Gourmet’ workshops build on Friday and the enjoyment continues on Friday night with the ‘Gardeners Community Dinner’. By Saturday, Nannup swells considerably with the crowds travelling from far and wide and so does our market stalls and festival entertainment program. You may also see some wild and wacky characters cruising around the streets and there’s even a whisper of a dance happening somewhere in town too!
And don’t panic if you don’t fit it all in on Saturday as there will be loads to see and do on Sunday too. And if the kids have come along, there will be something for them to do whilst you admire the gardens and enjoy a panel of gardening experts engaging in ‘Garden Talk’ Q&A sessions. On Sunday afternoon we will also be selling the lovely array of tulips and other flowering bulbs from the “Love from Nanna’s Garden” display. So apart from picking up a bargain from Nanna’s big plant stall, you may just go home with a display tulip or two as well.
But for now the most important thing for you to do is to book your accommodation, ‘like’ us on Facebook and so we can let you know when the program is set in stone and the ticket sales are open, please add your name to our mailing list register.
Food Stall applications have now closed.
Pre Festival Activities – If you cannot make the Festival dates, don’t despair…. The flowers are usually starting to bloom in July with the peak flowering during the Festival. We are planning a fabulous photography workshop and exhibition the weekend prior to the Festival too, so check in often and stay tuned for further details.
There is also a FREE photography exhibition, “Snappers in Sepia” being presented by our local photography group the Nannup Snappers. on 13-14 August. On the same weekend there’s also a fabulous opportunity to learn from the very talented photographer and storyteller, Kate Heaslip in her one day workshop. Email us for further details.
Post Festival Activities – Can’t make the Festival….no fear the beautiful gardens and wildflowers in around Nannup continue into September and lead into the spring coloured Blooming Wild Festival in South West WA.
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In 2016, Nannup Flower and Garden Festival will be celebrating it’s 20th year anniversary.
The Festival runs from Thursday, 18 to Sunday, 21 August 2016.
It’s time to take a stroll back in time and we know that our “Love from Nanna’s Garden” theme this year will do the trick by evoking all the lovely memories of playing on the clothesline, smelling the sweet scent of a cottage garden and the delicious aromas of the produce cooking in the kitchen.
So be prepared to be inspired as Nannup bursts into bloom and creative ideas - enough to fill any cool winter’s day with gorgeous colours. The Festival will showcase beautiful open garden displays and exhibitions, garden talks, tours & workshops. Chelsea done Nannup style, so to speak!
Applications for 2016 stalls have now closed.
Joining us as special guests this year will be well known Gardening Australia presenter, Angus Stewart;
Chef & Farmer - Paul West who is famed for hosting River Cottage Australia and international cooking sensation, Sophie Budd.