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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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.

This year the Theme is Getting Creative in the Garden, and there will be a host of activities, talks and hands on presentations to inspire your creative talents!

As always, We have a host of special guests attending the festival, Including Costa Georgiadis, Sabrina Hahn, Guy Jeffreys, Deryn Thorpe, Steve Wood, Josh Whiteland and a fabulous array of local presenters – with plenty of tips for all.

Click here to read more about our 2018 Special Guests…

There is a wide range of experiences, Many are FREE! There is a small admission charge for the Great Hall of Flowers, with the admission price for seniors discounted across the entire festival weekend! Our open gardens request a small donation to assist with the costs of presenting their gardens at such a high standard.

The full Program is coming soon – in the meantime, Scroll down for more info on whats happening

Some sessions are ticketed events, so check out the sessions below and or CLICK HERE to jump onto our Trybooking page for more info about all our ticketed events and snap your tix online!


  •  Tulip displays in the main street – As always, a key feature of the Festival.
  • The Great Hall of Flowers display  – Truly the jewel in the Festival crown. Seniors $3 General $5 under 13 FREE
  • A large array of market stallholders

  • Stunning Open gardens all around Nannup – As always, there will be a range of stunning local gardens open across the weekend incorporating some special Private Garden Tours  – small charge for admission
  • Farm Tours
  • Science week activities – Click here for more
  • A range of Garden talks, Presentations, 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


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, Science Week demonstrations, presentations and Q&A panels
  3. Stroll past stalls with stocked with plants, produce and artisan products
  4. Catch the Quilt and Craft Exhibition at Community House
  5. Admire the Vintage Car display



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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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:  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…

 For all the Gardener and the Chef Sessions, Garden tours and the Friday Night Gardeners Mingle, there will be more info available soon with the festival Program!

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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