What to see and do

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

For all the details check out the full program which can be downloaded HERE!

  • Looking for Open gardens Info? Click here
  • Garden to Gourmet your favourite? Click here 
  • Want to know all about the many stallholders? Click Here
  • Want to know about our special events or just looking for inspiration? Scroll down for more!

As always, 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.

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 (SOLD OUT) and two sessions of the famous CWA High Tea. (be quick if you want tickets for those they are selling out fast!).

Tickets for these special event won’t last – book your tickets now… click here for more info

Also for the exercise of mind and body you can’t go past the Quiz and Line Dancing Night on the Saturday night at Nannup Valley Chalets on East Nannup Road Kicks off  at 6pm  – tickets $20 – For more info, a map and to book your Tickets Click Here

Here’s 5 free things you can do during the festival!

  1. Stroll the streets & check out the planters & barrels full of flowers
  2. Learn about gardening in one of the free talks and presentations
  3. Stroll past stalls with artisan products
  4. Catch the LIVING GARDEN SANCTUARIES Art Exhibition at the Garage Gallery or the Quilt and Craft Exhibition at Community House
  5. Admire the Vintage Car display

 

Still looking for inspiration? There is such a load of things going on that we really couldn’t fit them on this page without you wearing out your mouse wheel or getting a blister on your finger!

Here’ s a few things to get you inspired – remember, for the full picture download the program and Maps (we love maps) or grab a program on the day! If you need some help, be sure to drop into the Festival information centre at the music club, next to the Great Hall of Flowers

 

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

Open Gardens – As always, there will be a range of stunning local gardens open across the weekend incorporating some special events, with the entry cost a small donation. If you are not sure how to Navigate your way around, there is a map to help you.

Click here for more info!

 

 

A range of Garden talks, Q&A and Info sessions covering a wide range of topics are happening across the 4 days in the Flowermania Marquee and out and about in Nannup – check the program out for more info

Garden to Gourmet – these sessions are always popular, this year there are 8 sessions across Friday and Saturday. All the sessions are held at the Bowling Club Rooms on Warren Road, right next to the Great Hall of Flowers.

Some sessions are ticketed events, so be quick to snap yours up  –  click here for more info

 

The Men’s Marquee – A new addition to the festival for 2017. come along and check out a range of tuturials covering maintenance of Garden and Power tools, building planter boxes and of course Bee Hotels.

LIVING GARDEN SANCTUARIES – An Art Exhibition which celebrates the Nannup Flower & Garden Festival
Garage Gallery, Grange Road, Nannup.

Also don’t forget the Gardeners Mingle on Friday night and the Quiz and Line Dancing Night on the Saturday night – both at the recreation centre on Warren road. 

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!

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

 For all the Garden to Gourmet sessions, visit the info page. Also don’t forget to get a copy of the Festival Program – Download Here!

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 about Sabrina…

All of Sabrina’s tours and Garden to Gourmet sessions have SOLD OUT! Catch Sabrina’s Dirty Deeds sessions in the Flowermania Marquee Saturday and Sunday afternoons. – check out the Festival program for 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 about Deryn…

Meet Deryn at her talk “Plants for free” on Sunday 10:30am in the Flowermania Marquee and the Sunday afternoon Q&A at 3pm– check out the Festival program for 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.

Meet Steve at the Q&A sessions at the end of Each day and several information sessions and talks throughout the Festival – check out the Festival program for more!

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.

Meet Bob on at Rainbow’s End talking Beneficial Weeds Friday at 10:30 and at Friday’s Q&A session 3:30PM.  check out the Festival program for more!

Johnny Prefumo

An Environmental Biologist, Johnny’s speciality is frogs and goes by the name of “The Frog Doctor”.

He presents nightwalks, talks and how to build Frog Friendly Gardens for the highly successful WA Museums’ Frog Watch program, as well as consulting to various Government Departments, Non-Government Organisations and educating students from Primary to Tertiary throughout the state.

He has featured on various radio segments and regularly co-hosts the ABC radio gardening segment ‘Roots N Shoots” with Sabrina Hahn.

If Kermit was an Aussie frog, he would sing “it isn’t easy being brown”.

Meet Johnny on Sunday in the Flowermania Marquee, talking about the importance of frogs to the environment at 12:00pm, with Sabrina Hahn Getting Dirty in the Garden at 1:30 pm and the Q&A at 3pm.  check out the Festival program for more!

…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 about Anna… 

Meet Anna at the Friday Night Gardeners Mingle and her Garden to Gourmet sessions on Friday 1:00pm, Saturday 11:30am & 2:30pm – Click here to Book!

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.

Meet Guy at the Friday Night Gardeners Mingle  Click here to Book! You can also Catch Guy at his free Garden to Gourmet session Beetroot- Roots to Shoots at 10:15 am Saturday as his 1pm session with Sabrina Hahn has SOLD OUT!

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. 

Meet Josh at  his Garden to Gourmet session on Friday 11:30am. 

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.

Meet Alysha at the Friday Night Gardeners Mingle  Click here to Book! You can also Catch Alysha at her Garden to Gourmet session 10:15 am Saturday.

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.

Meet Simon and Sarah On one of the Southern Forest Honey Farm Tours – Click here for more info!

 
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Open Gardens

Nannup Flower and Garden Festival Open Gardens 2017

All gardens accept cash only.
All gardens will have signs and flags, please take a map with you – do not rely on GPS

All Gardens are open for the duration of the festival (Thursday – Sunday) unless otherwise stated.

Gardens open from 10.00am – 4.00pm daily.

Download the Map with a more detailed guide HERE

 

 

1. BLACKWOOD RIVERVIEW GARDENS – Vasse Hwy (over the bridge north towards Busselton)

Check out the view of the Blackwood River from Riverview!

Featuring beautiful vistas of the magnificent Blackwood River, this is a drought tolerant native garden sitting atop the river andright at the entrance to Nannup. Multiple level terraces take you on a journey along the riverbank are planted with a range of local indigenous species. You will be able to see hardenbergia in flower, hakea and acacia.

Special Highlight Local gardening ” Guru” Steve Winfield, who is responsible for the beautiful tulip display and eye catching gardens around town, will talk about being a town gardener, as well as answering any questions about rose and fruit tree pruning, landscaping, and any problems you may have in your garden. Saturday 9.30 – 3.00 p.m. and again on Sunday 9.30 – 12 noon.

No toilet. Bring walking stick as there are steps and levels. Parking available

Click here to read a bit more!

Entry: $5 inclusive of morning or afternoon tea. Proceeds to Nannup Historical Society and Friends of the Foreshore. Within walking distance of town.
Owners: Neville and Val Tanner Phone 9756 1863

 

2. CLOCKWORKS Balingup Rd (14 kms on the right) – OPEN FRIDAY TO SUNDAY ONLY

A large garden sheltered by tall trees with meandering steps and footpaths dotted with artworks. A large deck juts out into the sloping garden with views of a large body of water which blends with the overall design. The garden is very free form with sculptures and art in themed rooms. The house and garden blend and create peace and serenity all year round.

Please wear walking shoes as ground is uneven. Toilet and parking available.

Click Here to read a bit more!

Special Highlight A very large all wooden clock in a large barn style workshop can be viewed and Kevin will give talks on how it was built and its workings.

Entry: $4 to Nannup Clock Fund,
Owners: Kevin and Margie Bird Phone 9756 2035

 

3. GULLYFOOT 2385 Balingup Rd, (East of Nannup 15 kms) – OPEN FRIDAY TO SUNDAY ONLY
Access is via drive on the right directly opposite Beyonderup Falls Retreat;
From Balingup 25 mins on the left, 2385 and Flag at road gate. Park up driveway near second gate.

This garden of plants from contrasting hemispheres includes bulbs and local endemics, ranges from a sundew to the tallest ofAustralian wattles. It is back-dropped by the dramatic slopes where Post & Rail Gully has been channelled by Beyonderup Falls – which may be running into our dam!

The garden surrounds what was the first rammed-earth house in the district, so that a variety of wild birds and insects come close to feed and can be seen if you take the time to be still! The 100+ species of tree include a large Kaffir Plum, a gloriously spreading Chinese Elm, a European Beech and a number of other established deciduous varieties.

Toilet access and tree /shrub species lists on request.

For sale: plants, seeds, postcards . . .Supporting THE FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION for restoring sight
Entry: $5 (including Tea and Coffee) BYO picnic. $3.50 pp groups of 10+.
Owners: Brian and Jenny de Garis: 9756 2085 / 0400 200 448

 

4. HOLBERRY HOUSE – 14 Grange Rd   visit the website

Protected by a canopy of river gums and deciduous trees, this woodland garden is set on 4 acres in the townsite, featuring tulips, camellias, rhododendrons, hellebores, bulbs and irises. A large pond, complete with waterfalls is home to ducks and frogs. A winter creek meanders through the property.

Special Highlight: View works of West Australian artists as part of the Holberry Sculpture Walk, an outdoor exhibition with all works for sale. Tulips and bulbs have been creatively planted in old cars and farm machinery. Sculpture sales. B&B accommodation.
Entry: $4 per person – Picnics welcome. No dogs. Parking on Grange Rd.
Owners: Chris and Louise Stokes Phone 9756 1276

 

5. COMMUNITY GARDENS – Lot 38 Grange Road

OPEN ALL FESTIVAL Come and wander around the local Community Garden lovingly cared for by members of the community. See the variety of vegetables and flowers growing happily together.

 

6. ESPECIALLY TULIPS – 13 Dean Rd (3 kms) – visit the website

(North towards Busselton, turn left onto Mowen, then left onto Barrabup)

This is the place to see the magnificent Tulip and marvel at the many colours and types on display. The Greens have been growing tulips since the 1990’s. The field is planted with many varieties of tulips that grow long and strong in the Nannup climate. The Tulip Shed has Tulips bunches and pots for sale.

Devonshire Teas available, plenty of parking, Buses welcome, Toilets

Special Event Steve Wood Compost Tea: Introducing beneficial microbes and fungi to your garden, its easy and very economical 1.30 pm Saturday 19th of August

Entry: $5
Owners: Laurie and Denise Green Phone 9756 1286

7. WOMBLEDOONE – 21 Dean Rd (3kms) next to Especially Tulips – OPEN FRIDAY TO SUNDAY ONLY

A quirky garden, home to Oliphant the elephant and her full-size safari animal friends. Meander through 5 acres of landscaped garden rooms, 200 rose bushes, proteas, vineyard and flowering exotics.

Enjoy the riotous spring bulbs amongst the bric a brac.

Click Here to read a bit more!

Closing at 3.30 pm Sunday.

Entry: $4 Supports Parkinson’s WA.
Owners: Peter and Vicki Hansen Phone 97560165

 

8. MerriBee Farm – 42 Thomas Rd (south west off Brockman Hwy towards Augusta)
Turn down Thomas Rd and the farm is 1 km on the right. Look out for the signs.

Merri Bee Organic Farmacy in Nannup is a 27-acre permaculture & ecosystem developed over the past 30 years. Stewart Seesink and Bee Winfield’s passion is regenerating healthy top soil on their land which adjoins the Blackwood River.

The farm was certified organic with NASAA for ten years and continues to comply with all organic standards. The farm provides much food for thought as well as tastings. Bee’s handmade mud brick house built 20 years ago from local and recycled materials. The land is full of nooks, crannies and lovely views.

Special Event Demonstration of Bio gas generation from wastes and the use of the slurry left after gas extraction on plants. Guided tours on Sunday 20th of August 9am and 4 pm (allow 2 hours) $5

Click here to read a bit more!

Entry: $5 to Greenpeace
Owners: Bee Winfield and Stewart Seesink 9756 1408

 

9. CHESTNUT BRAE- 106 McKittrick Rd (South East off Vasse Hwy and Chalwell Rd) – visit the website
Turn left out of Nannup towards Pemberton 9kms and the left onto Chalwell Rd 3.5 kms turn right onto McKittrick Rd, go to the end of McKittrick following the sweet chestnut signs.

Located in Carlotta this French Monet inspired garden featuring roses and salvia is in a beautiful undulating sweet chestnut farm. Plentiful water runs throughout the property. Enjoy delightful fields of daffodils in a European forest of chestnut trees.

Enjoy roast Chestnuts, chestnut fed pork peeled chestnuts, Chestnuts in Syrup, Chestnut Flour, daffodils and fairy gardens for sale. Farm Stay.

Click here to read a bit more!

Entry: $5
Owners: Linda and John Stanley Phone 0409 104 120

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Farm and Garden Tours

Be sure to book yourself a spot on one of the Farm and Garden Tours on offer – walk thru Garden Tours are hosted by Sabrina Hahn. Spaces are limited so to ensure you book your tickets today!

Farm Tours

Farm Tour Bus leaves Nannup Town Hall at 10.45 am $3 pp Daily or self-drive and follow the bus

Southern Forests Honey
Kicking off around 11 am Thursday – Sunday of the festival.

Join Sarah and Simon Green at their property along East Nannup Road to view their Honey facility and learn their story of how they developed from backyard beekeeping to a commercial operation.

Click here to read more about Southern Forests Honey!

Cost $5
Light morning tea provided. Honey tastings and sales available.

Garden Tours

Please note, for the below garden tours Tickets are required.

Catch or follow the bus from the Great Hall of Flowers Bus stop
Bus $3 pp Leaves at 10 am and 10.20am

GARDEN TOUR with Sabrina Hahn  – SOLD OUT!!

Address supplied on ticket Saturday, 19 August 10.30 am – Noon
Join us in a walk thru tour of a Nannup property, with Sabrina Hahn.

Morning tea will be served at the conclusion of the tour.
Tickets: $30 (incl. morning tea) Limit 30 people Bus $3 leaves Great Hall of Flowers at 10am and 10.20am

GARDEN TOUR with Sabrina Hahn – SOLD OUT!!

Address supplied on ticket Sunday, 20 August 10.30 am – Noon
Join us in a walk thru tour of a Nannup property, with Sabrina Hahn.

Morning tea will be served at the conclusion of the tour.
Tickets: $30 (incl. morning tea) Limit 30 people Bus $3 leaves Great Hall of Flowers at 10am and 10.20am

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Garden to Gourmet Sessions

Please refer to the table below for the Garden to Gourmet sessions.

For more info on the presenters, Click here and if you would like to book for any of the ticketed sessions to ensure a spot then Click here and pick the sessions you like! 

Also don’t forget the CWA High Tea on Sunday, second session at 2pm is selling out fast!

Please note the session on Saturday with Sabrina Hahn and Guy Jeffreys at 1pm has SOLD OUT!

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Festival Stallholders Info 2017

Please refer to the map and stallholder list below, or alternatively you can download the combined map and stall list as a PDF by Clicking Here 

For all the other downloadable info for the Festival Program, Open Gardens plus Maps – Click here. 

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