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Daffodils at Rydal

Sat September 7 - Sun September 8

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sat 14 September 2019,

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Sun 15 September 2019,

Rydal is set in a stunning country landscape, a thousand metres above sea level. You can wander through the heritage village, its parks and several private gardens, where you will see thousands of daffodils, both old and new varieties and colours. There will be Sculptures in the Scrub in Pioneers Park in memory of local renowned sculptor Antony Symons. There will be an art show and heritage listed buildings will be open and a variety of music will entertain you throughout the day.

ENTRY FEE AND INFORMATION An entry fee of $15 gives admission to all the gardens, music, heritage buildings, sculptures and art show. Your entry band entitles you to ample free parking in the Rydal Showground and the free hop-on hop-off bus which will take you around to all the village gardens. Proceeds from the entry admission, support charities in the Lithgow district. NOTE: Cash only, no credit facilities are available. Entry bands will be available at the Rydal Showground and the Rydal Railway Station and open gardens. You will be supplied with a list and addresses of gardens that are open and the time and place of music and other attractions. Country gardens that are open will also be on the program.

FOOD An all day BBQ as well as soup and other light lunches, tea, coffee, cakes and slices will be available in Rydal Village parks. There are no shops in Rydal. There are many picnic spots in the village, especially in Pioneers Park.

RYDAL POP UP SHOP Local honey, Cider from the Bilpin district, bric a brac and Rydal Souvenirs such as Rydal tea towels depicting the whole village, caps and umbrellas with the daffodil logo.

SHOPPING STALLS A fun variety of stalls such as Casey’s Wines will be in Rydal for the festivals.

THE STORY OF RYDAL The first settlement here was in the 1830s and the area was known as Solitary Creek. Governor Gipps gave the village the name Rydal in 1843  named after Rydal in England, once the home of William Wordsworth, the Poet Laureate of the day. He wrote the famous poem about daffodils. “When all at once I saw a crowd, a host of golden daffodils … fluttering and dancing in the breeze” RYDAL AND THE TRAIN: In 1869 work commenced on the Rydal Railway Station and in 1870 the first train arrived. Until 1876 this was terminus of the western line and everyone got off the train and then used horses and carriages to travel further.


Sat September 7
Sun September 8
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Bathurst St
Rydal, NSW 2790 Australia


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