• Gardens Embracing Change - Castlemaine & District Festival of Gardens 2020 - Cancelled


16th Biennial Castlemaine & District Festival of Gardens.

​For over 26 years the gardeners of Castlemaine & District have opened their front gates and welcomed visitors in to enjoy the fruits of their labours.

​Every two years, in Melbourne Cup Week, around 25 selected gardens are offered for your enjoyment. As always there will be a variety of gardens, from grand and historical gardens to small cottage plots and gardens which will intrigue and inspire.

This years theme, Gardens Embracing Change recognises the challenges for all gardeners in the current climate, and into the future, with climate change being a most important factor in our planning. Water conservation, mulching, raised beds, composting, plant selection and so on — all play a part in helping our gardens survive. With this theme we can demonstrate to visitors how we are preparing for the future, and keeping our gardens growing.

More details will follow once the gardens are selected and announced. The souvenir program will be available by mail and also directly from the Castlemaine, Maldon and Bendigo Visitor Information Centres and select retailers around Castlemaine in August.

Various locations within the Mount Alexander Shire
31 October to 8 November 2020 See souvenir program opening and closing times for each garden
03 5470 5905