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.

Our next festival will be held in 2024, and the dates have been set – 2 to 10 November – so put them in your diary now!

Expressions of interest for the 2024 Castlemaine and District Festival of Gardens

Have you put in the hard yards (yep, pun intended) and want to share your achievements with others? Are you located within the Mount Alexander Shire? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

To register your interest to participate in the 2024 Festival of Gardens please contact us by email .