Come and discover 24 open gardens in Castlemaine and surrounds at the Castlemaine & District Festival of Gardens, taking place from 2 to 10 November 2024.

The theme of the 2024 festival is The Art of Gardening – celebrating the creative expression of the gardeners, who have turned their patch of soil into a thing of beauty and joy.

​For over 34 years the gardeners of Mount Alexander Shire have opened their front gates and welcomed visitors in to enjoy the fruits of their labours.

​Every two years, in Melbourne Cup Week, a number of privately owned gardens are selected and 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 inspire and delight.