Leura Gardens Festival 2013
|When||Saturday 5 October to Sunday 13 October 2013|
|Where||Leura, Blue Mountains, 90 minutes west of Sydney.|
|Time||9.30am to 4.30pm daily.|
|Cost||$20 per person all gardens or $5 single garden entry.|
|Tickets||Festival ticketing in Leura Mall (near Leura station) and at Festival headquarters in Fitzroy Street and at all gardens.|
|Transport||Road: M4 from Sydney | Rail: City Rail Blue Mountains line runs a regular service from Sydney Central. A hop on hop off shuttle bus runs from Leura station to all gardens on a regular schedule. Tickets $5.00 per day.|
The 2013 Festival will feature 10 of the best spring gardens in Leura including the National Trust property Everglades. Festival visitors can view magnificent springtime displays of cool climate exotics such as rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, hellebores and many more. Many of the garden owners are on hand to meet Festival visitors and offer practical advice and gardening tips. A Festival nursery offers a wide range of plants for sale.
Art and music take place in some of the gardens and on the last weekend of the Festival on 12th and 13th October, the Leura Village Fair transforms the Leura Mall into a colourful selection of craft and food stalls.
Added Attraction: A two day programme of horticultural related talks and demonstrations by well known and noted gardening experts will be held Under the Marquee in one of the Festival gardens.
The Leura Gardens Festival is now in its 49th year, is a registered charity managed and run by over 300 local volunteers. All funds raised go towards the purchase of equipment for the Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital and other local medical foundations.