Bathurst Spring Spectacular

Bathurst Spring Spectacular

The Bathurst Spring Spectacular is an annual event held on the last weekend of October of each year. 

Our 2023 event was a great success with $27 000 being donated to local charities. 

We were extremely proud to be awarded Bathurst Regional Council’s Community Event of the Year for 2023.

Showcasing 2024 Gardens

THE ROCKS 

(Abercrombie)

Our garden is divided into two distinct areas. The backyard is designed as a children’s play space with a lawn roll-down hill, inground trampoline, wall and concrete slab, that has been used as a basketball and racket court. The front yard features a large inground pool, Japanese garden pods defined by retaining walls, hedging and distant views.

JEFF’S “SURPRISE GARDEN”

(Windradyne)

A small variety garden established in 2007. Plantings include bush and standard roses, raised vegie gardens surrounded by trees such as – Kurrajong, Japanese Maples English Elm, Dogwood, Australian Blue Gum, Pencil Cypress and a Black Genoa Fig Tree. Features include retreat gazebo, a Japanese Shrine and associated plants and ornaments, hooped bridges with a pond of multi coloured gold fish and a pergola of Nellie Kellie Passionfruit.

The southern garden contains many Tree Ferns and a Wollemi Pine. Hanging baskets of ornamental Carese grasses are set amongst the many potted plants of Hostas, Fuchsias, Australian Native Coreas and Salvias.

NAN’S GARDEN

(Bathurst)

The front garden is old and established with something lovely to show for every season. The garden is planted with bulbs, perennials, shrubs and annuals. The trees are well established. Recently paths were laid to enable better accessibility and enjoyment. The back garden and courtyard has only been established in the last 2 years but already it’s providing herbs and vegetables as well as shade from the Chantilly pear trees. Outside living is most enjoyable even in the cooler months.

MICHELE AND IAN’S GARDEN

(Bathurst)

This garden commenced as a vacant lot in 2010 following the construction of a new home. The brief was to design a garden to complement the contemporary style and angles of the house and decking. It was also important that each room of the house had a view out into the garden,. Not wanting a flower garden, Michele and Ian set about designing what is predominantly a ‘Green Garden’ full of colours and textures. All four seasons are reflected in the garden design which is accentuated with interesting architectural elements.

WILLARA GARDENS

(Kelso)

We both enjoy our garden. It has taken 23 years to establish the garden from when we bought the house with only dirt on all sides to what we have today. We built the retaining walls ourselves and started planting our trees.

LORRAINE & TED’S GARDEN

(Raglan)

After 33 years creating a large garden Ted & myself agreed we needed to downsize before the garden & property started to suffer . Having made our decision on our current home in Raglan , we got to work creating a garden not quite so large . The yard was very neglected & overgrown with weeds & a few old fruit trees which clearly needed to go ,so basically we started from a blank canvas again. Ted has done a few welded structures & I have done some more glass work & we have planted lots . Lorraine

THE GRANGE ESTATE

(O’Connell)

Est 1823 The historic Grange Homestead was built in the mid 1820’s to classic Georgian design. Surrounding the home is an extensive established garden with many mature trees. Covering over 3 acres. The garden flows from tight and intimate cottage garden style to wider and expansive grounds with expansive views of the surrounding countryside.

EUARRA

(MEANING YELLOW BOX)

(O’Connell)

Built on part of the West family holdings on the Macquarie Plains in 1851. Set in an extensive garden with water features and a silver birch grove. An early observatory is sited beside the driveway.

MT TAMAR

(Gormans Hill)

A beautiful large country garden with lovely views. The garden features areas of large shady trees, under planted with shrubs, perennials, bulbs and ground covers. Annuals feature in the top of an old piece of farm equipment with a small pond nearby. Throughout the whole garden, magnificent, creative metal sculptures of varying shapes and sizes, made by Chris from recycled materials, abound. A more formal front, side garden and back courtyard continues the planting theme and also includes climbing plants over archways and a wisteria walk. A dry creek bed leads down to a Japanese inspired area with red bridges, a red bell, red tori gates, a moon gate and tea house. Bamboos, camellias, azaleas and other shady loving plants complete the scene. Seating throughout the garden allows visitors to rest in the shady, peaceful surroundings.

 

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Our 2023 Sponsors were –

2023 Major Sponsors

Bathurst Regional Council; Radio 2BS 95.1FM; Central West Village Voice

2023 Sponsors

Adaptacar; Bathurst Grange Distillery; Bathurst Mowerland and Heating; Bestwick Real Estate; Bowman Dental; Central Commercial Printers; Churches Garden Centre; Community Op Shop Berry Park; Easy Living Footwear; Foster & Co Botanicals; Hothams, Sand, Soil and Gravel; Jo Deane-Butcher; Mitchell Batteries; Narellan Pools; Norm and Anne Bromfield; Petrie’s Mitre 10; Premium Wine Negociants Pty Ltd; Red Chair Boutique; Riverside Nursery; Scott Mitchell Plumbing; South Bathurst Butcher; The She Shed Nursery; Terri Crumpler Marriage Celebrant; T J Landscaping; Varman Landscaping; Watermart.

 

In 2023 we supported the following charities –

Mitchell Conservatorium of Music Scholarships; 2BS Community Charities; Defence Community Dogs; Headspace;  Bathurst Community Transport.

August Meeting – Sunday 4th August 2024 at 2.00pm at Perthville Hall, 20 Rockley Street, Perthville.

Please bring your cup and a plate to share.