What’s the festival all about?

What’s the festival all about?

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

the theme for 2018 was Getting Creative in the Garden, with a host of activities, talks and hands on presentations to inspire your creative talents!

Nannup wholeheartedly welcomed  gardening celebrity Costa Georgiadis – the man with the unmistakable beard, and most recognisable smile. Costa had visitors to the Nannup Flower & Garden Festivals’ 4-day extravaganza in fits of laughter with his entertaining antics  across the festival – both adults and kids alike.

Costa’s message of sustainability, conservation, the environment, education, love, happiness, permaculture, and community is one that resonates with many gardeners.   

Gardening darlings Sabrina Hahn and Deryn Thorpe wandered through local gardens, taking tours along the lush banks of the spectacular Blackwood River. ‘Meet the Chefs’ Guy Jeffreys, Alysha Sladden and Mark Pipkin were back by popular demand whipping up delicious meals with ingredients harvested straight from the garden.

Costa, along with local expert Dr. Bob Longmore and all-time favorites’ Deryn Thorpe and Steve Wood teamed for some awesome Q&As sessions in the Main Marquee.- 


Click here to read more about our 2018 Special Guests…

Plus, as always, the magnificent displays of Tulips!  

With plenty to do for the whole family, don’t miss the next Nannup Flower & Garden Festival Thursday, 15 August to Sunday, 18 August 2019.

To all our visitors, thank you for your continued support, from visiting the Town Hall, wandering through the Open Gardens, listening to a talk to meandering down the stalls or enjoying the High Tea. Your enthusiasm never wavers!


Looking for more info on Nannup or would like to enquire about accommodation?

Contact Nannup Tourism
Phone: 9756 1901

Still looking for inspiration? Be sure to like and follow our Facebook page! 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!

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Farm Tours

2018 Farm Tours

Southern Forests Honey – 429 East Nannup Road 

Kicking off 10:30 Thursday – Sunday of the festival.

Farm Tour Bus leaves Nannup Town Hall at 10.15 am $3 pp Daily or self-drive and follow the bus

Listen, Learn, Ask & Taste your way through our established Beekeeping operation amongst our 20 acre property. Approx 45mins

Owners: Simon and Sarah Green 9756 0900

Click here to read more about Southern Forests Honey!

Cost $4  Honey tastings and sales available.


Jarrah Glen Cabin – Rodda Road, Jalbarragup 

1:30pm Thursday 16th and Friday 17th ONLY

A bus to the property will leave Nannup at 1.00pm

 Set in 160 acres natural bus & farmland. Big variety of people friendly animals. Sustainable growing, aquaponics, fruit orchard, veggie, wicking beds. Sample our homemade produce and walk amongst our new garden filled with tulips & bulbs. Entry $5 includes Tea/Coffee cake & biscuits.

 Owners: Ian Glasspool & Judy Washington 9756 0390

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National Science Week

Nannup Flower & Garden Festival secures National Science Week funding




The 2018 Nannup Flower & Garden Festival will present free activities on Friday 17th August to celebrate National Science Week, incorporating science and innovation into gardening, exploring the theme Creativity in the Garden”.

The Society for the Preservation of Raptors WA will present an interactive workshop where participants can learn about second generation anticoagulant rodenticides on native predators and pets and dissect owl pellets to discover what they eat.  There will be a talk about Birds of Prey and an up close and personal with an owl, focusing on the risks of and how-to session on keeping aviary birds and poultry safe from predators.

Guest presenters will talk about the science of gardening, fermentation in the kitchen and how to make vinegar, kombucha, tofu and kefirand.  Another talk will be on the role of micro-organisms in simple kitchen processes such as Bokashi composting, sourdough cultures and food ferments using wild yeasts.”

More info on the sessions coming soon…

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Stallholders Info

Info for Prospective Stallholders 

Thank you everyone who expressed interest in being part of the 2018 festival stalls and markets!

Please note that Stall applications closed 31 May 2018.
All applications are currently being processed, and the team will be in touch soon.
For any stall Related enquiries, please contact Festival Stalls Coordinator Belinda Scott
Email: stalls@nannupgardens.org.au  Mobile: 040 4 12 1 495

Join us when we get Creative in the Garden in the 3rd week of August !

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Check out our Special Guests!

Check out our Special Guests!

Here’s a taste of the special guest Gardeners and Chefs we have in store for you at the 2018 Flower and Garden Festival…

 To get the full details of where to find our Special guests throughout the 4 days, check out the Festival Program by clicking HERE 

2018 Special Guest – Costa Georgiadis 

Costa is a vibrant change maker, a connector of people, a voice for reason, a lover of nature, and, perhaps above all else, a teacher and also the host of the ABC’s Gardening Australia program. A landscape architect and permaculturalist, Costa’s real passion is food, He has an infectious energy and ability to relate to everyone he meets. Everyone feels comfortable around Costa because, with Costa, what you see is what you get.

Costa notes his personal interests as gardening, sustainability, conservation, the environment, education, love, happiness, permaculture, community & community gardens, communication, sharing, openness, looking after the land,
me, you, us…

Click here to find out a bit more about Costa’s philosophy

Costa will be all around over the weekend, including the Friday Night Gardeners Mingle, and a Saturday  Gardener and the Chef session with Guy Jeffreys  – Click here for more info

 Sabrina Hahn

A favourite of the Festival, Sabrina Hahn is a whole lot of hort with heart – Horticultural expert, radio presenter and writer. She has passion for the creation of sustainable environments that make cities more livable. Her aim is to educate listeners in the importance of creating biodiversity in their own backyards. 

She believes that the diminishing green spaces in urban areas play a vital role in returning biodiversity into cities and offering people a space for physical and mental well-being.

Click here to read more about Sabrina…

Meet Sabrina at the Friday Night Gardeners Mingle, on Saturday on a Private Garden Tour or a Gardener and the Chef session with Guy Jeffreys  – Click here for more info

Deryn Thorpe

Deryn Thorpe is a fanatical gardener who is passionate about communicating her love of gardens, plants and design to others. She has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years, and currently writes regular articles for Gardening Australia Magazine, as well as a gardening column and garden stories for newspapers and online magazines.

She presents an award winning gardening, food and sustainability podcast called All The Dirt, can be occasionally be heard as a commercial garden radio host, is a vivacious and popular speaker at garden clubs and community gatherings.

Click here to read more about Deryn…

Meet Deryn at the Friday Night Gardeners Mingle, or on Sunday on a Private Garden Tour  – Click here for more info

Steve Wood

Steve Wood is an Australian  Horticultural talk back radio host and gardening TV presenter, with more than 40 years experience in wholesale nursery production. He has a special interest in showing people how easy it can be to grow organic food at home. He is a popular speaker at gardening events and presents a weekly gardening, food and sustainability podcast called All The Dirt.

Meet Steve at the Q&A sessions at the end of Each day and several information sessions and talks throughout the Festival 

Bob Longmore

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

Member of the  Nannup Garden Club, Heritage Roses in Australia SW Group, WA.,  Mediterranean  Garden Society, Orchid Society of WA and the  Royal Horticultural Society and  inaugural Life Member of the Nannup Garden Village Inc.

Bob has an expertise in plant natural products and a particular interest in herbal medicines. He featured regularly on 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. He regular does talks and demonstrations to Garden groups.

Meet Bob at the Q&A sessions at the end of Each day and several information sessions and talks throughout the Festival 

 Guy Jeffreys

Guy grows his vegetables from seeds that have been saved from the previous year’s crop, cultivating the true paddock-to-plate philosophy.

The innovative menu is a constant reflection of what is at its best in the garden, guaranteeing the diner a truly unique experience as no fruit or vegetables have been bought for the last couple of years. Guy’s hard work in the garden and kitchen saw him rewarded as “Chef Of The Year 2017” by The West Australian Good Food Guide and Millbrook placing “number 2 restaurant of the year”.

Meet Guy at the Friday Night Gardeners Mingle, or at one of two Gardener and the Chef sessions with Costa or Sabrina   – Click here for more info

Mark Pipkin

Mark Pipkin is a semi-retired Chef with 30 years’ experience working in Perth’s restaurant’s and hotel’s. With the Hyatt Regency, Sheraton Hotel, The Lord Forest Hotel.

After 12 years working for the Hyatt I decided that family time was needed and have taken a break from cooking, for the past 10 years selling Kitchen and Cooking appliances.

The opportunity to move back to the South West came up and it has been the happiest I’ve been for a long time, finding my passion for food again, growing it and processing it with respect to the animal, cooking healthy and nutritious meals for my friends and family.

My passion is Charcuterie (Production of Ham’s, Terrines, Sausages & Bacon)

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

My name is Alysha Sladden a local born and bred Nannup girl, my biggest love and life would have to be food and I have my parents to thank for that.

From the moment I could stand I had a chair at the stove and a spoon in my hand, I remember growing up as a kid we had a veggie patch, fruit trees and chickens the only way I knew with food was fresh is best.

Now 23 I work as a pastry chef at Rustico At Hay Shed Hill creating delicious sweets.

Meet Alysha at the Friday Night Gardeners Mingle  You can also catch Alysha Across the weekend.


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Open Gardens

Nannup Flower and Garden Festival Open Gardens 2018

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

Any talks noted are included in the entry fee.

All Gardens are open for the duration of the festival (Thursday – Sunday) from 10am – 4pm daily, unless otherwise stated.

 Download the Map and gardens descriptions HERE

For Info on Southern Forest Honey and Jarrah Glen Farm tours, CLICK HERE


RIVERVIEW 5699 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 and right 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 – Hear the stories of the river and its plants with Josh Whiteland on Friday 17th at 10.30am

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

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


TANJANERUP – 3734 Balingup Road. (3km from Nannup)

”Tanjanerup” a place to stop and rest. This homestead resting in a bend of the Blackwood River is surrounded by garden and overlooks an orchard of very old orange trees which date back to the early 1900’s.

We invite you to wander through our peaceful setting noting the rooms created by plantings of hedges of philadelphus and portwine magnolias. Bulbs scattered throughout the garden are a feature at this time of year. Bus turnaround, ample parking, toilet facilities. Group bookings welcome. Morning and afternoon teas – donations. 

Light lunches available. Fruit and plants for sale. Bric a brac stall.

Entry: $4 All proceeds to the Busselton Croquet Club.

Special Highlight- Growing Mushrooms at Home a talk by Steve Wood on Sunday 18th at 10.30am.

Owners: Sandra and David Dunnet. 9756 1181 


BIRDS PARADISE – 2521 Balingup Road

A large garden sheltered by tall trees with meandering steps and footpaths dotted with artwork. 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.

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

Entry: Gold Coin Donation


GULLYFOOT 2385 Balingup Rd, (East of Nannup 15 kms opposite Beyonderup Falls Adult Retreat.

A blend of native and exotic plants, especially shrubs and trees with spring bulbs flowering, this garden is attractive for its variety. What most visitors best enjoy is its situation under the steep rise of rocky hillside to Beyonderup Falls (which may be running!) and relaxing on the verandah with refreshment to watch the colorful wild birds coming in close to feed.

Entry: $4 Gold Coin donation for refreshments, plant & seed sales in support of One Family Cambodia Village Water & bikes)

Owners: Jenny & Brian de Garis 9756 2085


THE ENCHANTED GARDEN AT RAINBOWS END 5 Forrest St opposite the Bowling Club 
Open all Festival during daylight hours.

This is a town garden quirky and interesting surrounding one of Nannup’s classic one-hundred-year-old timber cottages. Centrally located with a recently created Enchanted Garden so follow the path and see some of the interesting artistic creations.

Special Highlight- Beneficial Insects Talk by Bob Longmore on Thursday 16th at 11.30am

Entry: $2  – Children Free.   

Owners: Joan Smith and Ros Thompson 97561898 


HOLBERRY HOUSE – 14 Grange Rd   visit the website

Four acres of majestic river gums form the canopy that protects these tranquil gardens.  Roses, camellias, rhododendrons and bulbs frame the sculptures that are exhibited in the lower gardens as part of the Holberry Sculpture Walk. Plant sales at front gate, toilets available.  Dogs permitted on lead. Parking on Grange Rd.  Entry $4 Part proceeds assist community garden projects  

Special Highlight- Talk Soil and Gut Health Nurturing the Microbes by Steve Wood on Saturday 17th at 1.30pm 

Entry: $4 per person – Picnics welcome. No dogs. Parking on Grange Rd.
Owners: Chris and Louise Stokes Phone 9756 1276



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.


HEMSWORTH GARDEN– 34 North Street – Only open Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th 10am to 2pm. 

Town Garden with a mixture of native and ornamental trees and shrubs, planted alongside annuals and a veggie patch. An ancient Paperbark tree sits on the front verge and down the side is a topiary privet hedge.

Entry: Gold coin donation to Nannup School P & C.

Owners: Peter & Beryl Hemsworth 9756 0330 

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