What to see and do

There’s a load of activities, visual delights and opportunities to learn and grow during the 2017 Nannup Flower and Garden Festival.

Be sure to check back for the full program which will be available soon!

We have a  host of special guests attending the festival  – including Anna Gare, Sabrina Hahn, Guy Jeffreys, Deryn Thorpe, Josh Whiteland and a fabulous array of local presenters. Scroll down to book some of our special events, or  Click here to read the bios of our guests.

Here’s 5 free things you can do during the festival!
1.Stroll the streets and check out all the planter boxes and barrels full of flowers
2. Admire the Vintage Car display
3. Learn about gardening in one of the free talks and presentations
4. Stroll past stalls with artisan products
5. Be entertained

 

 

As always, there will be a range of stunning local gardens open across the weekend with the entry cost a small donation. stay tuned for more details coming very soon!

The Great Hall of Flowers display is coming together nicely and truly is going to be a jewel in the crown of the festival.  Tickets for the Great hall of Flowers  (Town Hall) are: 

  • Seniors $4pp (Thursday, 18 August
  • General $5pp (Thursday to Sunday)
  • Groups $4pp (10 or more)

 

Tickets are now available for a range of special events across the festival, including intimate garden to gourmet sessions with Anna Gare, Sabrina Hahn and Guy Jefferies, the Friday evening Gardeners Mingle, Garden tours and the CWA High Tea.

If you wish to book early to ensure you don’t miss out… click here for more info

 

Looking for more info on Nannup or enquire about accommodation?

Contact Nannup Tourism
Phone: 9756 1901
info@atasteofnannup.com.au
www.everythingnannup.com.au

 

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Check out our Special guests in 2017

Here’s a taste of the special guests we have for you at the festival this year…

From Garden…

Sabrina Hahn

Sabrina Hahn is a whole lot of hort with heart – master gardener, storyteller, qualified horticulturalist with a passion for the creation of sustainable environments.

Sabrina believes with all of her heart that when people connect with their gardens, they develop a deeper love for nature and life.

Click here to read more…

Deryn Thorpe

Deryn Thorpe is a fanatical gardener, who is passionate about communicating her love of gardening to others.

She has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years, can be heard as a garden host of ABC and commercial radio talkback, writes monthly articles for Gardening Australia Magazine, a gardening column and garden stories for The West Australian newspaper and other national magazines.

Click here to read more…

Steve Wood

Steve Wood is a Horticulturist working in the nursery industry for 40 years. Owner / manager of Wood’s Cottage Nursery. Presenter with Chanel Nines Garden Gurus. Garden talk back presenter with ABC radio.
Presenter with Great Gardens and The Forever Project education programs.

Steve is a passionate organic gardener and will show you how to grow the most delicious nutrient rich produce at home.

Bob Longmore

Dr Bob Longmore, a local garden expert, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of the School of Pharmacy, Curtin University of Technology. He retired to Nannup and with his wife, Maggie, has established the property Nyth y Dryw (Welsh: Nest of the Wren) with extensive vegetable and food forest developments.

Bob has an expertise in plant natural products and a particular interest in herbal medicines. He formerly featured in the regular Curtin University Community Radio programme “Let’s Talk Gardening” for many years and now presents a gardening segment on Saturday morning’s ABC SW radio.

 Samantha Atkinson

Sam spent most of her childhood and adult life living in Nannup.
Sam has always had a special interest and connection with plants but her journey really took off when she was living in New Zealand for several years.

Foraging for food and medicine became an essential part of her life. Sam has built her knowledge and wisdom through study, from other herbalists, plenty of hands on experience paired with trust and intuition, and making wild food and medicine a part of her everyday life. Weeds are abundant, healing, life giving and available to everyone.

…To Gourmet

Anna Gare

Considered one of Australia’s most loved female celebrity cooks, Anna has won the hearts of many people while hosting and cooking on prime time television shows.

Following her success on National television, Anna has written 3 cookbooks titled “Homemade-simply delicious food”, “Eat in” and her recent book “Delicious Everyday”. 

Anna is passionate about inspiring people to cook and enjoy healthy homemade meals.

Click here to read more… 

Guy Jeffreys

Guy has worked in some of WA’s most awarded restaurants, including Leeuwin Estate and Star Anise, but his desire to work in a restaurant that grows its own vegetables led him to Millbrook Winery in 2010.

Guy grows his vegetables from seeds that have been saved from the previous year’s crop, cultivating the true paddock-to-plate philosophy. Guy’s innovative menu  is a constant reflection of what is at its best in the garden, guaranteeing the diner a truly unique experience.

Josh Whiteland

“Koomal” is the traditional name of Wadandi man Josh Whiteland. Koomal is the Wadandi word for brushtail possum and the totem chosen for him by his Wadandi Elders. Josh was born in Busselton, WA and grew up surrounded by family, culture and a deep understanding of connection to country.

Passionate, learned and spiritually aware, Josh has a personal commitment to sharing his knowledge of his culture and lore with visitors. It is for this reason he created ‘Koomal Dreaming’ so that he could communicate at least part of his connection with his land and his people with guests from around Australia and the world.

From his home base of Dunsborough, Josh provides guests with the opportunity to taste native foods, discover bush medicine, and experience traditional fire lighting. 

Alysha Sladden

Alysha Sladden, one of the new generation of chefs to come out of the South West of Western Australia, is poised to extend the region’s reputation for fine dining.

Originally from Nannup, Alysha is now a pastry chef at Rustico at Hay Shed Hill in Margaret River. Long term, Alysha has ambitions to open her own restaurant where good hearty Australian food will be served in a family atmosphere.

Simon & Sarah Green

Simon & Sarah Green stumbled upon their little nook of West Australian countryside back in 2009, with the babbling Nannup Brook flowing through to the Blackwood River. This is where “Southern Forests Honey” was created.

Being 2nd generation apiarists, Simon & Sarah have spent years managing and maintaining healthy hives and exploring the depths of our beautiful South West region to locate blossoms for their busy bees, Their raw honey is as nature intended, cold-filtered, unpasteurised nor diluted, therefore maintaining its core essential health benefits.

Simon & Sarah continue to nurture their community by providing regular education sessions and gorgeous golden honey products.

 
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Festival 2017 Is Go!

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.

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Stallholder applications

STALLHOLDER UPDATE – Stall Applications closed 31 May 2017 – late entries are currently being processed. All stallholders will be notified whether they are successful or not by 16 June 2017.

Applications for Stalls relating to plants and Gardens may still be accepted. Any queries, please contact me direct.

Alison Kay – Stalls Coordinator
Email: stalls@nannupgardens.org.au 

Many thanks.

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