Hartley Valley Garden Festival and Plant Fair

Hartley, NSW, 2790

Hartley Valley Garden Festival and Plant Fair

Five fabulous & diverse gardens offering everything from historic & rustic buildings to Japanese influences, cottage gardens filled with a riot of colour, rare plants & gorgeous water features, huge perennial borders, loads of garden ideas and magnificent views - all within an easy drive from Sydney. Plants, artwork, morning & afternoon teas available for sale in the gardens - or bring a picnic! . No booking required - just pay at each gate. Plant & artisan stalls located in each garden.

Event Dates/Times

Saturday, 19 October 2024 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday, 20 October 2024 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Entry Fee: $15

Adults $15 per person, per garden. (Hartvale $12 and Harp Of Erin Free Of Charge). Children under 16 free.
Toilets located at Old Hartley village. There are limited toilet facilities at the gardens.
Picnics are welcome - in fact encouraged! There are burgers etc at Hartley Fresh Cafe or Woodfired pizzas at Alchemy Pizza in Hartley (Sunday only). NO BOOKING REQUIRED - Just pay at each gate. For more info, call Jennifer from Hartvale on 0404531555 or David from Highfields on 0419133154.

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

Location & Contact Info

  • Hartley, NSW, 2790

Also open on Sat, 19 October 2024

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Event Guide

The Hartley Valley Garden Festival and Plant fair brings together a group of five stunning and diverse acreage gardens offering something to suit the tastes of all garden lovers. Highfields, Hartvale, Wild Meadows, Gory'u Japanese Gardens and the his ...

Highfield Gardens

'HIGHFIELDS' - 111 John Grant Road Little Hartley

Highfield Gardens is the fabulous garden created by horticulturalist and rare plant collector 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 were also featured on Better Homes and Gardens in March 2020.
A large 6 acre garden with Rock Walls, Water Features and many garden areas with colour themed garden borders, perennial walks, water features, a Birch Grove, rock garden and much more.
There are ideas for all garden owners with big or small gardens and horticulturalist David Kennedy is always on hand for advice and help.

* Home grown plants from Clover Hill Rare Plants for sale
* Complimentary Tea and Coffee
*Morning and afternoon teas available for sale
* Gorgeous outdoor seating area with views
* Over 600 varieties of roses
* huge perennial walks
* Dogs welcome on leash  More Info »

Hartvale Gardens

'HARTVALE GARDENS - 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, cute potting shed, walled garden with water feature and an open art studio. Designed by a builder and an artist, these 'paint-box' gardens are all about vivid splashes of colour, texture, movement and joy with new ideas for the home gardener around every corner! This year, Jennifer's vision is to create the feel of a 'field of poppies', using various poppy varieties.
Featured on Better Homes and Gardens in April 2021 and December 31st 2021.

* Stunning Views
*Complimentary Tea and Coffee
*Plants for sale
* Potager garden, walled garden, studio, hothouse garden & main garden
*Artwork , cards and prints by Jennifer Edwards for sale (Art Of The Garden Series) @art_by_jen_edwards (insta)
* Metal Art by Henryk Topolniki of Gallery H
*Morning and afternoon tea by Delixious Bites on Saturday and CWA Blackheath on Sunday
* Capertee Valley Soaps
* Hartley Harvest
* Antonias Irises and more!
*Picnics welcome
* Dogs welcome on leash  More Info »

Gory'u Japanese Gardens and Maple Springs Nursery

'GORY'U JAPANESE GARDENS- 85 Baaners Lane, Little Hartley

A true Japanese garden experience and 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, extensive lake, stream and exceptional panoramic views towards Sugar Loaf Mountain, Mt York and Hassans Walls.
* Rare maples for sale
* Cold climate plants for sale
* Coffee Van on site  More Info »

Historic Harp Of Erin

'HARP OF ERIN - Great Western Highway Little Hartley

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 Lenord which feature in many gardens around the Blue Mountains and Mount Wilson.

* metal art and garden structures by Scott Lenord for sale
* plants and flowers for sale
* coffee van on site

Wild Meadows Garden

WILD MEADOWS GARDEN: - 243A Cox's River Road Little Hartley

Wild Meadows is a four seasons garden nestled in the hills of the Hartley Valley. Designed by plantsman and horticulturalist Stephen Vella, the garden displays perennial borders bursting with seasonal colour, meadow gardens with beautiful grasses and prairie flowers and woodland gardens with rare and unusual trees. For Spring there is plenty of tree blossom including that of crab apple and cherry accompanied by iris, daffodils and tulips.
Featured on Better Homes and Garden and Gardening Australia

* Plants for sale
*Tea and coffee available
*Morning tea for sale

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