We regreat to advise that the ‘off-year’ festival planned for  Melbourne Cup week 2021 can no longer proceed. Read the announcement here.

Normal programming will resume next year:
29 October to 6 November 2022

Welcome to the website of the 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, 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 intrigue and inspire.

Regrettably, the 2021 festival has been cancelled. Read the announcement here.