Gardens Embracing Change
31 October-8 November 2020


Welcome to the website of the 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.

We are currently planning the 2020 Castlemaine and District Festival of Gardens, with the theme Gardens Embracing Change.

This 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. We hope that with this theme we can demonstrate to our visitors how we are preparing for the future, and keeping our gardens growing.

More details will follow once the gardens are selected and announced. In the meantime, take a look at the last Festival of Gardens offerings here.