Central Tablelands Garden Trail

Lithgow Area, NSW, 2790

Central Tablelands Garden Trail

Five fabulous and diverse gardens offering everything from historic buildings to Japanese influences, cottage gardens filled with a riot of colour, rare plants and gorgeous water features, huge perennial borders, loads of garden ideas and magnificent escarpment and mountain views - all within an easy drive from Sydney. Come and enjoy the unique garden collective of Highfields, Hartvale, Wild Meadows, Harp Of Erin and Gory'u Japanese Gardens. Bus groups and picnics welcome.

Event Dates/Times

Saturday, 29 October 2022 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday, 30 October 2022 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Entry Fee: $15

Adults $15 (ea.) per garden. (except Hartvale $12) children under 16 free. Harp of Erin free of charge.
Toilets located at Old Hartley village. There are limited toilet facilities at the gardens.
Picnics are welcome but please kindly take rubbish with you when you leave.

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Trip hazards, Not accessible for wheel chairs

Location & Contact Info

  • Cnr Mid Hartley Rd And Great Western Hwy
  • Lithgow Area, NSW, 2790

Note: Parking arrangements differ with each garden. Gardens do have toilet facilities but they are limited so please do bear this in mind. Public Toilets are located at Historic Hartley Village, Old Great Western Highway Hartley.

Also open on Sat, 29 October 2022

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Event Guide

The Central Tablelands Garden Trail comprises a group of five stunning and diverse gardens offering something to suit the tastes of all garden lovers. This collection showcases an historic building (c1832), cottage gardens filled with a riot of colou ...

Highfield Gardens

'HIGHFIELDS' - 111 John Grant Road Little Hartley
Highfield Gardens is the new garden created by David Kennedy of 'Clover Hill' garden in Katoomba.
'Highfields' with it's stunning escarpment views has captured the attention of the horticultural world being included in the book by Claire Takacs 'Australian Dreamscapes' and featuring on the front cover.
The gardens was also featured on Better Homes and Garden March 2020.
A large 6 acre garden with Rock Walls, Water Features and many garden areas with colour themed garden borders, A Birch Grove, Rock Garden and much more.
There are ideas for all garden owners with big or small gardens and we are always on hand for advice and help.

* Home grown plants from Clover Hill Rare Plants for sale.
* Complimentary Tea and Coffee
* The Hartley Progress Association selling hot sausage sandwiches and a variety of jams/condiments and other treats to raise money for local community projects.

The Kanimbla Quartet will be preforming in the gardens on Saturday afternoon at 4.30. glass of champagne, canapes and performance and garden entry $35
bookings essential.
go to www.cloverhillrareplants.com  More Info »

Hartvale Garden

'Hartvale' - 49 Sunray Ave, Little Hartley
Hartvale is situated on five gently undulating acres at the base of Mt York with stunning escarpment, mountain and valley views. Predominantly a cottage garden filled with Lavender, Penstemon, Poppies, Salvias and Dahlias, the grounds also feature a Potager garden, kitchen garden area, cute potting shed and an open art studio. Designed by a builder and an artist, the gardens are all about vivid splashes of colour, texture, movement and joy with new ideas for the home gardener around every corner!
Featured on Better Homes and Gardens in April 2021 and December 31st 2021.
* Tea, coffee & food available
* Art for sale by Jennifer Edwards

Artisan stalls; homewares, flowers/soaps (Sat only), artwork, truffle products, slices and scones and plants for sale.  More Info »

Gory'u Garden and Maple Springs Nursery

'Gory'u' - 85 Baaners Lane, Little Hartley
As seen on Better Homes and Gardens 2020, Gory'u Japanese Gardens is a showcase of Japanese Maples and Conifers. There are some 28 types of Japanese Lanterns, 12 Basins, 13 ornamental bridges, a waterfall, 4 Suikinkutsu (water harp), Shishi-Odoshi (dear/kangaroo scarer), moon viewing platforms, lake, stream and exceptional panoramic views towards Sugar Loaf Mountain, Mt York and Hassans Walls.
* Rare maples for sale
* Cold climate plants for sale  More Info »

Wild Meadows garden

'Wild Meadows' - 243A Cox's River Rd, Little Hartley
Wild Meadows is a contemporary and naturalistic garden set in the hills of Little Hartley. Flowery meadows, perennial borders & woodlands are filled with some unusual plants. A garden with four seasons and the changes are dramatic. With spring's comes the blossom trees and drifts of daffodils. Summers is a riot of colour with Roses, Lilies and perennials. Autumn is more sombre with the turning of leaves in the trees and perennial meadows. Winter's is filled with russet colours and displays of unusual seed heads.
We were privileged to have Graham Ross film this garden back in May for its autumn colours for Better Homes and Garden TV show and magazine.
* Complimentary tea & coffee
* Plants for sale  More Info »

Harp Of Erin Garden

The Harp Of Erin was constructed in 1832 by Michael Flannagan, originally as an Inn to take advantage of the newly convict built Victoria Pass and Great Western Road to Bathurst. Over time it developed into the general store and post office until 1976 when the PMG rationalised its assets and it closed. The current owners Scott and Grace are slowly restoring the buildings and cottage gardens. The gardens are filled with dahlias, cosmos, iris, foxgloves and sculptures made by Scott which feature in many gardens around the Blue Mountains.
Coffee, sculptures and plants for sale.

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