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Hartley Valley Garden Festival

Sat 4 March - Sun 5 March

Hartley Garden Festival

Four very diverse estate gardens all located in the beautiful Hartley Valley

If you love wandering in beautiful gardens and being inspired with ideas for your own home garden, then the Hartley Valley Garden Festival is definitely worth a look. The collective of Highfields, Hartvale, Harp Of Erin and Gory’u Japanese Gardens are all established gardens located in the beautiful Hartley Valley, only 15 minutes from Blackheath or Lithgow and under 2 hours from Sydney.

Come and enjoy cottage gardens filled with a riot of colour, Japanese gardens, prairie gardens, beautiful water features, meadows filled with flowers, rare plants, extensive perennial borders, rock walls, loads of great ideas for the home gardener plus historic buildings and truly spectacular views. Autumn is an exceptionally beautiful time of the year in Hartley and these gardens keep getting better and better each year. Richer soil, sunny days and wide open spaces support a greater variety of plants to flourish in this climate promoting an explosion of colour, texture and movement. Four out of the five gardens have been featured on Better Homes and Gardens TV show and in various magazines.

Food, drinks and plants will be for sale with the gardens showcasing various Hartley cottage industries; Hartvale will be offering cakes, plants and artwork by Jennifer Edwards, metalart by renowned sculptor Henryk Topolnicki of Gallery H, wine tasting by Darragh wines and and the beautiful homewares of Bespoke On Main; Harp of Erin have a coffee van, lots of plants for sale and will feature the beautiful metal garden art of Scott Leonard and other local artisans. Gory’u Japanese Gardens with their lovely lake and Japanese structures will have all manner of cold climate trees for sale. Horticulturist David Kennedy from Highfields Garden will be selling rare plants, with Hartley Progress Association facilitating a sausage sizzle with locally made jams and pickles for sale. Picnics are welcome, so bring your friends and family and experience the spectacular Autumn gardens and creativity of the Hartley Valley.

Search Hartley Valley Garden Festival for more information. See you in the garden!

COST: $15 per person per garden (Hartvale $12 Harp of Erin free of charge)

Children under 16 free of charge

Location: Highfields Garden, Hartvale Garden, Gory’u Japanese Gardens, Harp of Erin Garden – All in Little Hartley.

When: 10am – 4pm – 4th and 5th March 2023

More information – Hartley Valleys Garden Festival


Sat 4 March
Sun 5 March
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Highfields Garden
111 John Grant Rd
Little Hartley, NSW 2790 Australia
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