The Leura Gardens Festival is an event involving people from the Upper Blue Mountains, and beyond. During the 9 days of the Festival, around 300 volunteers will sit at garden gates, checking and selling entry tickets. Others will be assisting at the Festival Cafe, and at Plant Sales, a mini nursery set up for the Festival.
Every Festival garden has a gate crew, minding the gate, issuing brochures or selling tickets, giving information, and generally making visitors welcome.
In addition, each year the Festival is managed by a dedicated committee of volunteers.
To run the 2013 Festival, Ray Wiles was re-elected President and Brooke Broughton Vice President. Philip Lee continues as Secretary and Martin Vaughan as Treasurer. Other elected committee members were John Ewan, Helen Caughey, Pat Tonner, Richard Brown, Carol Whyte, John Sowden, Sue de Brett, Paul Sullivan and Chris Holland.