Think Spring... Think Leura!
We are excited to announce that this year’s Leura Gardens Festival will include three more gardens than last year, at the same $25 all-garden price, or $5 per individual garden.
As well, the three extra gardens are all new and wonderful additions to the festival, and have very different styles.
There are also two gardens returning to the 2016 festival, including Blue Vista, a true visitor favourite with its wonderful views, plus the regular magical favourites whose progress many visitors love to follow from year to year.
An added bonus for locals, particularly, as well as visitors who will be staying in the mountains, is that the $25 all-garden fee will this year include unlimited access to the Music in the Gardens performances on each afternoon. Several new acts will be appearing as well as return performances by two groups which wowed our visitors last year – the Penrith City Band – Sydney West Jazz Orchestra, a particular favourite with Sinatra lovers, and the wonderful harmonies of the Penrith City Harmony Chorus.
And of course, our plant sales area will be better than ever; negotiations are currently underway with specialist native plant nurseries to expand our offerings of these wonderful plants.
We will keep you posted as full details come to hand, but in the meantime, please note the dates – Saturday, October 1 to Sunday, October 9, 2016.
And to help you with forward planning, here are some future dates:
2017 – Saturday, September 30 to Sunday, October 8
2018 – Saturday, September 29 to Sunday, October 7
2019 – Saturday, October 5 to Sunday, October 13
Many thanks to those who have contributed Festival photographs to this site, including Jodi McConaghy Photography, Helen Caughey, Diana Tonner, Ward Aitkens and Inger Lise Ellingsen.