We have presentations each weekend across the festival from locals and state gardening identities including Deryn Thorpe Steve Wood, Faye Arcaro, Sam Atkinson, Dr Bob Longmore, Wayne Prangnell, Koomal Dreaming
PLUS a special Zoom presentation by Costa Georgiadis and Millie Ross
A full schedule of open gardens is now below!
Market Stalls in Warren Road every weekend
A variety of community events across the 5 weeks of the festival
Check out the events below, which will grow as activities and events unfold in the coming weeks – Don’t forget to book your accommodation now and follow the festival socials for more info…
A whole lot of fun and fascination...
The 2020 Live Lighter Nannup Festival has a host of Community events to compliment the open grandens and presentations happening over the 5 weeks of the festival!
Events have free admission unless otherwise stated.
See below for the list and click on any item for all the info…
Tulip Time in Nannup August 13 - September 20
Choose your days to visit a town in full bloom with over 10 000 tulips on display across the town centre over the 5 weeks.
Botanical Stylist, Lara Rose Bos will work with a team to create a large floral mandala in the village green, a spectacle that people will be able to visit for the duration of the event.
We also have a great, fun activity for our garden visitors, a competition to name the many iconic trees planted within the town boundaries.
Plus a range of activities, market stalls and presentations all through the 5 weeks!
The festival is staying focused on the joy of gardening through encouraging visitors to explore the town, its beauty and its people.
Mandala in the Village Green August 13 - September 20
Botanical Stylist, Lara Rose Bos will work with a team to create a large floral mandala in the Village Green, a spectacle that people will be able to visit for the duration of the event.
The mandala is designed to represent the natural world, with lots of hidden messages as you weave you way through. This stunning piece will be on display from 13th August through to 20th of September.
Who is Lara Rose? Lara is an adventurous spirit with a passion for nature. Growing up without a TV on an ornamental tree farm in the misty hills of Balingup she was forced to make her own fun which led her well beyond the garden gate.
This wild and wholesome upbringing enabled her to explore her creativity to its fullest. She travelled the world, studied Arts and Horticulture and has found herself blending all her experiences into one. The result is botanical art.
Market Stalls Every Festival Weekend
This year market stalls at the festival will be strategically positioned down Warren Road, mingled in among the local shops.
(stall locations are marked in orange)
Down South Mosaics Kid’s Art Every Weekend
Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 3pm
Kids Art – Nature Play, Mosaics using Australian nuts, and stamping collage using Australian nuts.
Please note this is not a supervised lesson. Parents must supervise their children.
..More info to come
Pop Up Local Crafts – Every Weekend
…More info to Come! Come back and check out the website or facebook for updates.
Devonshire Teas at the Bowling Club – August 15
Served by the Nannup CWA
Saturday August 15th 9am to 12noon
$5 per serve
Classic Car Display Sunday 16th August
Nannup Bluegrass Jam and Singalong Saturday 29 August
Saturday, 29 August 2020 from 2:30pm -4:30pm
Entry is FREE
Let’s dust off the cobwebs and have a winter bluegrass jam and singalong in Nannup prior to the Manjimup Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Weekend in September.
Beatles Quiz Night & Singalong with Bernard Carney – September 5 SOLD OUT
Nannup Bowling Club – 11 Warren Road.
Sat 5th September 6:00pm – 10:00pm
The Nannup Music Club hosts this entertaining night. Organise your own table of 6, or join one on the night.A light meal will be included in the ticket price, and the bar will be open for beverage purchases.
This is a Covid-Aware Event.
Doors open 6pm and quiz commences at 6.30pm. The evening will conclude by 10 p.m.
Please bring cash to purchase your drinks and to buy raffle tickets in support of the Nannup Bowling Club and the Nannup Music Club.
All tickets SOLD OUT!
FREE Community Concert with the Velvet Edge Saturday 19th September
FREE Community Concert!
Warren Road Nannup
Sat 19th September 7:00pm – 10:00pm
To celebrate the success of Nannup Flower & Garden Festival ‘20, the organisers would like to shout a “BIG THANKS” to Nannup by inviting everyone to this FREE community event!
Kicking off at 7pm, the Velvet Edge will be performing thru ‘till 10 so invite your mates to party too!
BYO drinks, nibbles and of course, ya dancing shoes!
...More to Come!
…More to Come! Come back and check out the website or facebook for updates.
Open Gardens across the 5 weeks
Melo Velo - Open every day
Location: 8 Warren Rd Nannup
Enquiries: 9790 3112
Open times: Every day (Cafe Hours)
This cottage garden wraps around one of Nannup’s oldest heritage buildings.
Templemore cottage was built in the late 1890’s which means it has evolved over 125 years. It’s pride and joy is the very old and beautiful Craggy Pear tree, under planted with bulbs and colourful perennials.
The garden is ever changing due to the diverse range of annual, perennial and deciduous plants and established trees.
Wander through, find a table and share with friends or family a fine coffee, the delicious fare from Melo Velo’s seasonal menu and let the garden feed your soul.
Pickle & O - Open every day
Location: 16B Warren Rd Nannup
Enquiries: 9756 1351
Times Open: Every day Cafe hours
There is always something new to draw your eye’s attention within the garden from the moment the ivy fence leads you down the garden path.
From Bromeliads, Cyclamen to spring bulbs, this garden provides a green oasis for diners and birds alike.
A health food cafe serving organic, fair trade coffee. All delicious meals and cakes are home made with love.
Blackwood Cafe - Open every day
Location: 24 Warren Rd Nannup
Enquiries: 9756 1120
Times Open: Every Day Cafe Hours
Charming rustic garden, filled with a variety of native plants, beautiful flowers, creepers and trees. All shaded by a majestic wisteria canopy.
Relax in the sun’s rays while enjoying a fresh coffee and homemade treats.
Holberry House - Open Every day
Location: 14 Grange Road Nannup
Enquiries: Louise & Chris Stokes
Times Open: Every day 9am to 4pm
Cost: $4 pp Children Free
Part proceeds support community garden projects
Four acres of majestic river gums, camellias and mature trees form the canopy that protects these tranquil gardens.
Roses, rhododendrons, hellebores and bulbs frame the sculptures that are exhibited in the lower gardens as part of the Holberry Sculpture Walk.
Plant sales, toilets available. Dogs permitted on lead.
Workshops will be hosted over the 6 week period.
Nannup Community Garden - Open Every day
Location: Lot 38 Grange Road
Times Open: Every day 10am to 4pm
Come and wander around the Nannup community Garden lovingly cared for by a small group of local volunteers, and see the large variety of vegetables, flowers and fruit trees.
Out of respect for our community, please do not pick flowers or produce.
Chestnut Brae - Open Every Day
Location: 106 McKittrick Road Carlotta
Enquiries: John & Linda Stanley 0407809914 or 0409104120
Times Open: Every day 10am till 3pm
Located in hidden valley south of nannup sits 1000 sweet chestnut trees and a Mediterranean style garden.
Originally planted 40 years ago, the garden has been added to and altered by the various owners. During the festival the garden will be open for the full period and workshops will be held every weekend with guest presenters.
Fee includes a talk on the history of the garden and a social distanced walk that takes a one way tour around the garden often accompanied by one of the owners who tells stories on the more unusual plants
Details and Bookings go to the Chestnut Brae facebook page
Nannup Lavender Farm - Open Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Location: 4365 Graphite Rd Nannup
Enquiries:Heather Walford & Rob Marshall 0428 302 370
Times Open: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm
Cost: $4pp donated to the Festival
Take in the aroma of lavender, hyacinths, jonquils and freesia’s. Admire the hellebores (winter rose) and the many varieties of deciduous trees.
The tearooms and lavender gift shop greets you at the end of the path with a comforting country menu.
Plants for sale, dogs on lead welcome, outdoor and indoor seating and toilets.
Merri Bee Organic Farmacy - Open Friday Saturday & Sunday
Location: 48 Thomas Rd Nannup
Enquiries: Stewart Seesink & Bee Winfield 9756 1408
Times Open: Open for tours every Friday Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am and 3pm
Cost: $10 per car
This 35 year old permaculture farm maximizes biodiversity.
Bee and Stewart love flowers and the many pollinators they attract.
On the tours you will be invited to tip toe through the medicinal plants and spring blooms, meet the sows & piglets, Jersey cows, poultry and sheep, and share how organic gardening can heal and save this beautiful planet.
The Studio - Open most days Friday to Sunday
Location:15 Diggers Green, East Nannup
Enquiries: Anki Wickison
0459 559 655
Times Open: August 14,15,16,21,23,28,29,30
Cost: Gold Coin
With 2 dams, numerous gum trees and rusty and colourful artifacts, visitors can meander along the walk trail.
Rest areas offer views of Tank7 Hill. An art studio and gallery is also open showcasing resident artist Anki Wickison
Barrabup Organics - Tours Friday and Saturday
Location:3756 Vasse Highway, Barrabup
Enquiries: Ashby Pitter 0488 115 388
Times Open: Open for tours only
Tours every Fri 1pm and every Sat 10am From August 14 to September 19 inclusive
Cost: $15pp and children under 12 Free
This is a small family owner organic farm, nestled in the forest. It produces a diverse range of vegetables.
Green's Place - Sundays and Mondays
Location: 13 Dean Road Nannup
Enquiries:Denise & Lawrie Green
Times Open: Every Sunday and Monday from August 14 to September 20, 10am to 3pm
Cost: $5 per person
Green’s Place is a large country garden with meandering pathways. Formerly Especially Tulips, the garden beds have mixed plantings of exotics, bulbs, natives and mature trees, wicking beds, netted fruit trees and berries.
Birds Paradise - Open August 15,16,22,23
Location: 2521 Balingup Road.
(Opposite Red Gum and next door to Whimwood Winery)
Enquiries:Margaret & Kevin Bird 9756 0035
Times Open: August 15 & 16 & 22 & 23, 10am till 2pm
Cost: Gold Coin for the Garden
$5pp to view clock
This lovely country garden is also home to the largest wooden clock in the Southern Hemisphere. An additional attraction for visitors.
Gullyfoot Garden - Open August 22 & 23
Location: 2385 Balingup Road
Times Open: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 August, 10am – 4pm
Cost: Gold Coin Donation
Jenny and Brian de Garis warmly invite you to come and wander, enjoy all seasons and variety of country in miniature, from Northern Hemisphere deciduous woodland to Kalgoorlie purple alogynes.
Many spring flowers including camellias and daffodils. Plus our two DRAGON TREES (Dracaena draco) – unusual in themselves – are in rare fruit.
Masses of wild birds are coming close on the verandah for food and to bathe (kids and adults all love to watch them – good photo opportunities – enjoy a cuppa and biscuit while there)
Hopefully Beyonderup Falls will still be trickling down over the high rocks and into our full dam where you may be lucky enough to spot a long-neck turtle.
If you want to venture up the steep hillside, where cute pools are nestled and gurgling in the gully, wear strong shoes and borrow a stick from us! (You do climb at your own risk as this is government land.)
Note – not in the Festival brochure this year – last-minute decision to open!
Meadow View - Open August 22, 23, 29, 30
Enquiries: Jo & Harry Cleverly
0458 550 825
Times Open: August 22 & 23 & 29 & 30, 10am till 4pm
Cost: $5 pp
Proceeds to ‘Friends of the Foreshore’
Established habitat garden of native and exotic plantings on a sloping block with a secret garden.
Fee includes coffee & cake
Di's Secret Garden - Open selected Sundays
Location: 139 Warren Road
Enquiries: Di Ranger 9756 0993
Times Open: Sundays only –
August 16 & 30 & September 13, 10am to 3pm
Meander through this beautiful cottage garden attractive to not only people, but the many local birds
Please note: No parking in driveway
Cost: Gold Coin donation to the Nannup Garden Club
Festival Presentations 2020
5th September 9:30am - Connecting with Country - Josh Whiteland SOLD OUT
Sat 5th September 9:30am – 11:30am
Join Josh Whiteland from Koomal Dreaming on this magical walk, identifying native plants and uses, sharing local stories, bush craft and fire lighting.
Wear good walking shoes and bring your own water
All tickets $30
5th September 11:00am - Make your own Terrarium
Sat 5th September 11:00am – 12:30pm
Elegant and beautiful gift idea perfect home décor talking piece. The serenity and elegance of greenery under glass…the perfect living gift!
Come along and learn the finer points of how to make your own self-sustaining, ecosystem in a glass terrarium.
Everything you need is provided…and you take home your completed creation…
There will also be some assorted Terrariums and accessories
available for sale on the day.
5th September 11:30am - The Versatile Weed with Dr Bob Longmore
5th September 11:30am - Cooking with Chestnuts Asian Style
5th September 1:30pm - Koomal Dreaming Ancient Land Cultural Presentation with Josh Whiteland
12th September 9:00am - Andy Goldsworthy Inspired Ephemeral Artwork
Sat 12th September 9:00am – 2:00pm
Join with Lewis Horne to create an Andy Goldsworthy inspired ephemeral artwork in the grounds of Holberry House as part of the Nannup Flower & Garden Festival. Pay to enter the open garden, ($4 per person, children free).
If you would like to make a donation to participate in the workshop this will be forwarded to the festival to help fund future garden projects in the community.
13th September 10:30am - Secrets of the Soil with Green Life Soil Co
Sun 13th September 10:30am
Healthy soil is the key to a healthy garden, and enjoying abundant, nutrient dense home grown produce.
Join Paul & Linda Mitchener for this down to earth look at building healthy soil organically, starting with what’s in your garden to give your plants the best start possible.
The Green Life Soil Co opened in 2001, supplying Perth’s first Certified Organic soil mixes and a wide range of soil amendments, offering permaculture and organic gardening advice to customers.
Tickets are $20 each and include open garden entry and morning tea.
12th September 11:30am & 1:30 pm - Nyth Y Dryw with Dr Bob and Tony Green
Nyth Y Dryw
125 Blackwood River Drive, Nannup, WA 6275
Sat 12th September 11:30am and 1:30pm
Meet and talk with Tony Green and hear how the Think Green team created our natural recreational swimming pond.
Followed by a tour of the vegie patch,netted forest and green house with Dr Bob & Maggie.
Tea and Coffee will be available.
Two available time slots of 11.30 am and 1.30pm
13th September 10:00am - Wild Weed Walk with Sam Atkinson
Live Lighter NFGF Wild Weed Walk
Sun 13th September 10:00am – 2:30pm
Sam Atkinson is a Nannup local, folk herbalist and forager, keen green thumb and plant lover.
In this inspiring walk around the town of Nannup, you will learn about seasonal edible and medicinal wild weeds, how to identify them, where they grow, how they taste and how to use them in your everyday life.
Following the walk (and a short break) you will all gather at the RSL hall to learn how to make tinctures and prepare herbals oils ready to make into balms.
19th September 11:30am - Cooking with Chestnuts Italian Style
Sat 19th September 11:30am – 2:00pm
Renowned chef Vincenzo Villetri from Il Paiolo and Slow Food WA will show you how Italians approach all things chestnut.
This workshop will be held at Chestnut Brae sweet chestnut farm in Nannup.