Former Gardening Australia presenter, John Patrick, to launch Festival of Gardens program on 15 August

John Patrick, well known to Australians as a former presenter on ABC’s Gardening Australia television series, will visit Castlemaine this month to launch the Castlemaine and District Festival of Gardens program in the Garden Room at Buda on Wednesday 15th August at 6.00pm.

The festival, which takes place every two years in the Melbourne Cup week, will see twenty-two Gardens of the Goldfields open from 3rd-11th November.

Patrick, a well-known landscaper, garden author and traveller, will speak about the diversity of gardens and the landscape in the Mount Alexander Shire at the program launch. All are welcome to attend this free event and programs will be available for purchase at a cost of $3.00 each.

The Castlemaine and District Festival of Gardens takes place in even years. Details at Buda Historic Home and Garden is at 42 Hunter Street, Castlemaine.