Come and discover open gardens in Castlemaine and surrounds at the Castlemaine & District Festival of Gardens.

Our next festival will be held on 2 to 10 November 2024, so put the dates in your diary now!

​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.

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

Expressions of interest for the 2024 festival have now closed.
We’ve received a fantastic number of applications, with a good mix of locations and interesting gardens.
We look forward to hearing what our garden assessors discover!