The Lobethal Gardening Festival

The Lobethal Gardening Festival is set to become another great day of celebrating the well-being benefits of gardening on Sunday, November 6, 10am to 4pm. If you’re a gardener and enjoy having a peek at the creativity that’s unleashed in the backyards of Adelaide Hills gardens, this festival is for you! 

The inaugural event held last year received the Adelaide Hills Council award last year for Best Community Event. With over a dozen different private and community gardens to visit, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Small food forests, native and exotic plantings, cottage gardens, bushfire resilient designs and rambling hillside gardens will all feature this year. The opportunity to speak with gardeners, young and old, is a key feature of the festival.

What’s not to love! 

The festival hub will be held at the Lobethal Primary School (School Road, Lobethal) where there’ll be a garden themed market packed with plant stalls and experts on hand to give you gardening advice. Hand in your ticket at the school and you’ll receive your programme, map and a wristband. 

From there, you’ll be able to visit all the gardens around the Lobethal township that’ll be open for you to visit. Tickets are $20 ($15 concession) and children 12 and under are free. Tickets via trybooking and at the Lobethal Fodder Store. Funds raised from the festival are fed directly to the Lobethal Community Association and used for projects around the town. 

Feature image: Georgia Pope whose garden will be open during the festival. Photo by Matt Kelly.

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