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.

In 2022, 21 stunning private gardens are open for your enjoyment – find out more here.

Full details are in the souvenir program, which is available from most of the open gardens or at these outlets. There is also an online flip book version of the program available here.