25 September 2017
Springtime is a great time to explore NSW, with bright, sunny days and a wide range of festivals celebrating the change in season. Take a break from city life and explore NSW’s many gardens, fields and national parks, traverse tempting food and wine trails, and discover the beauty of NSW in spring.
Discover Bathurst’s best gardens at the Bathurst Spring Spectacular. Held annually, this festival showcases 10 different gardens in idyllic village surrounds, including Ashmore Park, Whim Park, and more. Guest should also pay a visit to Miss Traill’s House, a National Trust colonial museum house, which will host a garden market, musical entertainment, and afternoon tea. Proceeds from the festival will be donated to a number of local charities, so head to Bathurst for a fun springtime celebration this October.
Relax this October long weekend by indulging in some cool-climate wines and gourmet cuisine in the lush Southern Highlands of NSW. At this year’s Southern Highlands Food and Wine Festival, you can expect a number of exciting culinary events and activities, including cooking classes and demonstrations, wine tastings, and live entertainment. Celebrate the harvest this spring by trying gourmet dishes made with fresh, local produce and sampling a range of world-class wines.
Explore stunning Blue Mountains scenery and learn all about fresh, new blooms at the Leura Garden Festival. The 53rd annual garden festival will feature 11 stunning gardens, two of which are brand new to the festival. The festival will also host Music in the Gardens, a daily performance featuring local and international musicians, as well as live paintings created by members of the Society of Mountain Artists.
Head to the picturesque town of Berry on the NSW South Coast to celebrate the beauty of spring across eight local gardens. Each year, eight outstanding gardens are chosen for their design, plant varieties and creativity; together, these gardens form one of the best showcases of exotic and native flowers in the state. All of the gardens featured will be open from 10am to 4pm daily throughout the festival, with all profits from ticket sales being donated to local charities and community ventures.
Join in the fun at the Riverina region’s largest garden festival. Griffith Festival of Gardens features a full program of events perfect for celebrating the changing seasons. During the festival, eight private gardens will be opened up to the public alongside a number of gardening workshops, flower demonstrations, and more. Explore large rambling gardens, quaint cottage-style gardens and country estates filled with native plant life. Visitors can also enjoy garden bus tours to learn more about the region as it comes into bloom.
Famous for its natural cider, beautiful orchards and award-winning nurseries, the famous apple-growing town of Batlow is the perfect place to celebrate another bountiful harvest. Now in its 10th year, the festival will feature a jam-packed program of events and activities including everything from apple-pie-eating competitions to photography exhibitions. Follow gourmet food trails, browse market stalls, and enjoy live music and entertainment during this fun day out for the whole family.