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Nannup Flower & Garden Festival 2017

‘Saving the planet one bee at a time’

Held in one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the world, the hugely popular South West event, the Nannup Flower & Garden Festival looks towards the future to ‘Save the Planet One Bee at a Time’.

Running from 17 – 20 August 2017, the 4-day garden festival will take inspiration from the South West landscape to spread the message to look after the planet, and enjoy our gardens as ‘living sanctuaries’.

Nannup Flower & Garden Festival Chairperson Mark White is proud to lead his team of passionate volunteers and community groups saying “Last year was a celebration of where we have come from, our memories of our nanna’s gardens bursting with flowers, playing on the old Hills Hoist as kids and being greeted by steaming apple crumble on a cold winters day. It’s now time to look towards the future to ensure we leave planet earth in a healthy condition so our own grandkids and their grandkids can enjoy the outdoors and gardens too”.

Showcasing how gardens can be living sanctuaries, the Nannup Flower & Garden Festival will host demonstrations on how to generate bio-fuel from plant waste and provide expert advice on how gardens can look beautiful and be productive at the same time. Nurseryman and TV presenter Steve Wood will show us why healthy soil means healthy food, and how to grow the most delicious nutrient rich produce in our own backyard. Why not explore a local garden with Sabrina Hahn or quiz Deryn Thorpe at our daily Q&A? Take a wander through sculptures, classic vintage car and flower displays, open gardens and even see the world’s biggest wooden clock ticking away.

Everyone’s darling, Anna Gare will head up a host of celebrity chefs and garden experts to share their ‘garden to gourmet’ tips and tricks. Recognised as one of the most popular chefs on Australian television, including being a host on Great Australian Bake Off, Junior Masterchef, The Best in Australia and Quickies in my Kitchen, Anna will be cooking up tasty family recipes that everyone can enjoy.

Festival favourite Josh Whiteland will show us just how delicious food can be using traditional bush ingredients. Guy Jeffreys, head chef at Millbrook Winery will explain why he is so passionate about South West produce, and the importance to know where our food comes from. Up and coming chef Alysha Sladden will give insight as to why she’s got the reputation for being one of the new generation, providing her style of fine dining.

Bursting with colour and creative ideas, visitors to the Nannup Flower & Garden Festival can wander around more than 100 garden and craft stalls at the weekend markets, see the latest in landscape trends, buy the newest plant releases and be inspired by stunning open garden displays.

With plenty to do for the whole family from a dedicated children’s area, garden talks, Q&A’s, demonstrations and floral displays in the Great Hall of Flowers, don’t miss the Nannup Flower & Garden Festival – Thursday, 17 August to Sunday, 20 August 2017.

Posted by Mark Wyncoll

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