| Western Australia Special Events
Upcoming Special Events in West Australia As well as our weekly program of wonderful open gardens, which can be found here, Open Gardens Australia also has an exciting range of Special Events throughout the year.
Walk, Talk, Taste at Kojonup, Kojonup. 10-11 May
Perth City Farm Garden Festival, East Perth, 24-25 May. WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Josh's House Garden, Hilton. 24 May
Walk, Talk, Taste at Kojonup
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 May 2014
(No bookings required)
Kojonup District High School Farm
Be inspired by a new generation of gardeners who are celebrating their cultural heritage in the four productive gardens at the Kojonup District High School Farm.
Your entry ticket will also give you access to two other excellent productive gardens in the area.
An abundance of vegetables grown by the students is displayed within a Q-fly netted orchard on this inspiring 450-acre working school farm. Four food-producing gardens represent the main cultures of Kojonup: Noongar (bush tucker), English, Italian and Maori. The garden also contains areas of aquaculture, hydroponics and a greenhouse.
Talks by Steve Wood at 2pm Sat & 11am Sun.
Address: Delaney St, Kojonup
Di and Graeme's garden
Di & Graeme Page have created a wonderful productive garden featuring an orchard bursting with stone fruit, grapes and berries. There are hens, ducks, turkeys and bees living happily alongside vibrant roses and Australian natives. Luscious strawberries hang from tiered pipes within the extensive veggie garden.
Address: 7 Spencer St, Kojonup
Jacaranda Heights is a great example of a partnership in productivity! Ned Radford's passion for growing vegetables and fruit is perfectly partnered by his wife Robyn's wonderful cooking skills. Many seasonal vegetables are grown, and perennial varieties include asparagus and rhubarb. A covered orchard protects 15 fruit trees.
Vegetable & garden seedlings as well jams, biscuits, slices and cakes will be for sale
Address: 14 Stock Rd, Kojonup
Each of the gardens will be open on 10 & 11 May 2014, 10am - 4.30pm.
Entry to the three gardens is $17.00, no charge for children under 18
Please see the WA Calendar of openings here
for details of facilities at each garden.
Di & Graeme's garden
Kojonup District High School
Josh's House Garden
Saturday 24 May 2014
(No bookings required)
ABC Gardening Australia presenter, Josh Byrne's House is his most ambitious program to date.
Built from the ground up, the property integrates the sustainability features of home and garden taking full advantage of Josh's horticulture & landscaping knowledge. The garden incorporates climate sensible plantings, leading edge irrigation technology, permeable ground covers, hydrozoning water harvesting and companion planting. There are shared productive areas, native species and habitat structures, alfresco areas, a creative play area for children a native damp land as well as areas including vegetables, fruit trees and chickens.
During the day Josh will give presentations about the development of this exciting property.
This is a rare opportunity to see how the garden has established in the 12 months since its creation and get some behind the scenes glimpses of this now iconic TV garden.
To find out more about Josh's House Garden you can visit the website here > >
Open: Saturday 24 May 2014, 10am - 4.30pm.
Address: 19 Grigg Place, Hilton
Entry: $10.00, no charge for children under 18
Photos courtesy of: Joel Barbitta @ D-Max Photography
Perth City Farm Garden Festival
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 May 2014
WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.