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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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

Posted by Mark Wyncoll

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