When is the Festival on?
10-11 September and 17-18 September 2022
Where is the Festival?
In the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Australia.
Where can I buy tickets?
Here on the website in the “Tickets” section or at each of the garden gates on the day.
Are there any discounts?
Yes. Buy two adult tickets for $40 during early bird season and $60 during general sale.
Are the tickets limited to one weekend only?
No. You can access both Festival weekends (10-11 and 17-18 Sept) with your ticket.
I can no longer make it. Are the tickets transferable?
Yes but you will have to contact us to get tickets transferred to another name.
Do you do refunds?
We only offer refunds if the Festival is cancelled. The Festival is a major fundraiser for Hazelbrook Public School and money raised from ticket sales goes directly back to the school to benefit the children. Please contact us if there are any special circumstances.
I’ve bought my ticket online. Where can I find it?
Once purchased, your ticket is automatically sent to the email you provided at checkout. The tickets will be sent from our ticketing provider – Humanitix. Search for “firstname.lastname@example.org” in your inbox. Make sure you check your Spam folder as well.
What does the money raised from the Festival go towards?
Other than the expenses incurred from putting the Festival on, all money raised through ticket sales will go towards building a new nature playground for the school that will make use of unused space within the school grounds and instil responsibility, respect and love of the natural environment through play.
How do I get to each garden?
We suggest driving or getting public transport and walking. Most gardens are close to train stations but there are a few that aren’t. Visit transportnsw.info/trip for public transport information and plan your trip.
Is there parking?
Street parking is available at all the gardens. However as these gardens are in residential areas, there are some gardens that have preferred parking spots for visitors. Please check The Map for more information.
Elvis Garden is best accessed by parking close by on Railway Parade and walking to Forbes St.
Arcadia is best accessed by parking on Oakura Ave which is a wider street.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, no. Dogs aren’t permitted at any of the gardens.
Are there refreshments at any of the gardens?
Tarraleah who will be selling baked goods, jams and chutneys throughout the Festival and other gardens may have fresh honey available. Nearby cafes are 20 Mile Hollow in Woodford and in Hazelbrook Village and Lawson shops.
Are there toilet facilities at any of the gardens?
No. Public toilets are available at Bulls Camp Reserve in Woodford, Hazelbrook Village and Lawson shops. Please refer to the Map for locations.
Are the gardens wheelchair or/and pram accessible?
Unfortunately most of the private gardens have not been designed for wheelchair access. Most will have steps or narrow stone paths and are on sloping or inaccessible blocks that will need to be navigated carefully. However some gardens like Elvis, Tarraleah and Aldebaran will have access to partial views of the garden. In these instances, the person in the wheelchair has free entry and only the companion pays. Please make arrangements with the Festival Organisers prior to visit by emailing email@example.com
Which garden is good for kids?
All, especially when there’s a scavenger hunt involved across all eight! But some kid-friendly highlights include Tanglewood and Stoneholme Lane – both have meandering pathways for the curious child, Totoro has movie sculptures scattered around (plus Totoro himself), and Djurali has a treehouse and sandpit, ready for playing in.
I’m a plant lover. Which one should I not miss?
Stoneholme Lane, Aldebaran and Tarraleah
Can we buy anything at the gardens?
Tarraleah will be hosting a plant sale organised by the school’s greenhouse team, with all proceeds going back to the school. They will also be selling jams, chutneys and baked goods.
Aldebaran will be selling propagated plants and honey.
Totoro will be selling succulents, cottage plants and edibles.
Which gardens focus on productive gardening?
Tarraleah, Totoro, Djurali and Aldebaran.
How do I sign up to be a volunteer?
Thank you! We’d love to hear from you. Sign up here
I’m a volunteer, do I need a ticket?
No, part of volunteering means you get to go for free. Your comp ticket will be emailed to you by the Organiser once you’ve signed up and been recruited to be part of the team.