Love gardens? Leura welcomes spring with gardens festival

READY FOR VISITORS: One of the vistas from the Leura Gardens Festival, which starts this weekend. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

READY FOR VISITORS: One of the vistas from the Leura Gardens Festival, which starts this weekend. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

This year’s Leura Gardens Festival, the 53rd, will take place from Saturday, September 30 to Sunday, October 8. Eleven enchanting gardens will be featured – two new to the festival, four returning after a break and several wonderful old favourites.

You can purchase a ticket to all the gardens or pay individual entry. 

Holders of the all-gardens ticket will have unlimited access to the Music in the Gardens performances held every afternoon from Sunday, October 1 to 8 at the Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort.

Several new acts will be appearing this year along with favourites such as the Katoomba Jazz Quartet, and the Heathens Choir of Blackheath.

Other festival attractions will include the art show put on by the Society of Mountains Artists and featuring works created in the festival gardens.

Visitors can also take home a permanent memento of the festival from the plant sales centre which will this year feature plants from several new participating nurseries, providing a much wider range of species than ever before. Both native and exotic plants will be available to suit most climate types.

The centre will also have on sale some wonderful garden art produced in the Blue Mountains and an interesting range of garden tools.

As always, festival proceeds go to the Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital and other health related organisations.

More details of this event are available at www.leuragardensfestival.com.au

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