Spring into Nannup

Post Nannup Flower & Garden Festival Promotions

Didn’t have a chance to travel south and visit Nannup during the Flower & Garden Festival?

Don’t stress, the tulips and bulbs are still flowering, several of the open gardens are open into spring and there are some great events and activities in the Blackwood River Valley in August and September to keep you occupied Check out the page below for ideas and inspiration!

Like what you see and would like to organise some accommodation? Visit the Nannup Visitors Centre and Accommodation Facebook page,  email  info@atasteofnannup.com.au  or phone: 9756 1901

To get a whole load of general info on Nannup, visit the www.everythingnannup.com.au website

Open Gardens

A heady mix of colour, ideas and whimsy to engage the mind and delight the senses!

Especially Tulips

Open 26th & 27th August, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th & 10th September 10am – 4pm.

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.

Entry: $5 per person. 13 Dean Rd, Nannup.  Phone 9756 1286

Gullyfoot Garden

2385 Balingup Rd - 15 kms on the right directly opposite Beyonderup Falls Retreat sign, Nannup.  Park up driveway near second gate

Open 9th & 10th September. 

This garden of plants from contrasting hemispheres includes bulbs and local endemics, ranges from a sundew to the tallest of Australian wattles. It is back-dropped by the dramatic slopes where Post & Rail Gully has been channelled by Beyonderup Falls. 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 underplanted with wild primroses and bluebells and hung with mobiles. 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.

Entry $5 (including Tea and Coffee) BYO picnic. $3.50 pp groups of 10+.Toilet access and tree /shrub species lists on request. No dogs please. For sale: plants, seeds, postcards. Supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation for restoring sight. Phone: 9756 2085 / 0400 200 448

Holberry House

Parking on Grange Rd - Open daily during daylight hours.

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. Garden open all year round. Entry $4 per person Picnics welcome. Plant sales. No dogs..

Phone: 9756 1276, Email: info@holberryhouse.com.au 

MerriBee Farm

 48 Thomas Rd - Open 27th, 28th August, 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th September 10am – 11.30am.

Merri Bee Organic Farmacy in Nannup is a 27 acre permaculture & ecosystem developed overthe 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. The land is full of nooks, crannies and lovely views.Garden Entry $5 donation to Genethics  include  cuppas, with  the kettle boiled  using biogas!48 Thomas Rd Owners: Phone: 97561408

Nannup Community Garden - open during daylight hours.

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.

Nyth y Dryw (Nest of the Wren)

125 Blackwood River Drive. Nannup - Open Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August from 10am to 4pm. 

8 acre semi-rural lifestyle block  featuring intensive plantings of deciduous, native, exotic and unusual plants.Special features include netted food forest, large greenhouse and vegetable garden. $5 entry per person includes tea and coffee, parking, toilets and small dogs on lead welcome. 

Dr. Bob & Maggie Longmore. 125 Blackwood River Drive. Nannup mob: 0427 560 305 email: nythydryw@westnet.com.au     www.facebook.com/NythyDrywNannup/ 

Serene Habitats

Lot 55 Carey St Nannup - Open 10th September 10am – 3pm

This is an eclectic garden clinging to the steep incline of an old CALM gravel pit in town. At just 17 years old, it has overcome adversity and blossomed in to an interesting garden with a variety of plants and garden art.It is possible to walk down 5 steps and look down on much of the garden from the house veranda/decks and the top garden is accessible from these steps. The garden at the rear of the property is accessible to those more steady on their feet and the very back of the property is….well…pretty feral.Serena Terry, the owner, is an experienced garden designer and will answer any questions on design, plants and gardening throughout the day.

Special Event:  An informal willow weaving (wicker) workshop will be held at about 11am. A basic woven bowl will be the result.  Numbers are limited due to space constraints. Please call 0412188510 to book a place.

Entry $5, Workshop $5 (includes entry) 

Southern Forest Honey

429 East Nannup Road, Nannup - Open 9.30am –2pm, 25th, 26th, 27th August, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th,10th September.  

Producers of premium raw honey harvested from the nectar flows of the Western Australian forests.  Visit a commercial Honey producers and packers facility which takes you from the beehive to the honey jar. Sample Nature's Nectar from our local seasonal varieties - Honey, creamed honey, honeycomb and related products available for sale. To protect our livestock, dogs on leads only are welcome.

$4 entry includes light refreshments. Email: info@southernforestshoney.com.au  Tel: 9756 0900 

Wombledoone at Nannup

Lot 3/21 Dean Road, Nannup - Open Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August from 10am – 4pm.

Come visit our quirky gardens and meet our unreal animals – life size fibreglass Safari animals, including elephant, zebra, rhino, giraffe, lion, meerkat. Meander through 5 acres of landscaped garden rooms full of 200 roses, proteas, natives, azalea, spring bulbs and flowering exotics. Quirky garden art to view and 30 sitting spaces to watch the native birds. Walk down the wine vines to the Arborium then over to the native park. Vineyard, small orchard and vegie delight patch.  

Friendly and eccentric hosts, Vicki & Peter Hansen look forward to your visit.Tea & Coffee, Toilet, Parking. All proceeds support Parkinsons WA Phone 97560165 / 0417974345

Events in the Blackwood

Theres a whole heap of events on in and around Nannup - Check them out!

CinefestOz Film Festival - 24-27 August at the Nannup Town Hall

There is something unique and intimate about enjoying a film as part of the Cinefest OZ Festival community. The 2017 Community Screenings program is a celebration of Western Australian film content. The program features stunning WA landscapes, familiar local stories and works from talented West Australian creatives.
The films will be screened from 10am to 4pm, entry is free.

For more info visit www.cinefestoz.com/festival-program/community-screenings

 

Balingup Medieval Carnivale - Weekend of 26th and 27th August

This Year the Carnivale will be held over the weekend of 26th and 27th August, with the Medieval Feast on Friday the 25th. It will be a weekend of medieval colour and family fun not to be missed! You can get into the spirit of the festival and dress up in your best medieval costume or hire one at the event!

For more info visit www.balingupmedievalcarnivale.com.au 

 

No Fixed Address - Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September

Garage Gallery, Grange Rd. View an exhibition by renowned photographer Kate Heaslip who explores the stories of homelessness in the South West.

Gallery open 10am – 3pm.

 

Nannup Tiger- Fact & Fiction. 7th – 17th September

Marking the anniversary of the death of Ben, the last captive Thylacine who died in Hobart Zoo on September 7th 1936. Nannup embraces the story of the Nannup Tiger with an exhibition to encouraging community discussion on this unique enigma, that for many reasons is associated with the community of Nannup. It is of great fascination to visitors and it speaks about the fragility of local wildlife as well as the creativity and humour of local people.

The Exhibition "Nannup Tiger Fact & Fiction" will be at the Garage Gallery in Grange Rd and open between 10 and 2 each day. It will tell the story of the Thylacine and how Nannup became associated with it. The exhibition will include artefacts, articles, newspaper clippings. letters pictures etc. Gold Coin donation will helps support the exhibit which we hope to continue to show.

Other events and activities include:
World Premiere! “Living...The Thylacine Dream” Saturday 9th September, Nannup Town Hall. Screening premiere of the new documentary of the Thylacine with Q&A session afterwards with the producer. 6.30pm for 7pm start. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children www.trybooking.com/QXEC

“Meet & Greet” Saturday 9th September. Come and share your stories with Neil Waters (Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia). Nannup Town Hall, 3-5pm.

 

Nannup Markets - Saturday 9th September, Anglican church grounds. 8am – 12 noon.

 

Movie Night - Tuesday 12th September.

Nannup Town Hall. “The Hunter” featuring Williem Dafoe and presented by Nannup Film Society (Membership-based community cinema). 6.30pm for 7pm start. Membership from $15 available at the door. 

For More Info visit www.facebook.com/events/1925634821047437