2023 Online Tickets
Please click on the following link to purchase online tickets for this year’s Bathurst Gardeners’ Club Spring Spectacular. It is preferable if printed/paper copies of tickets purchased online are presented to the first garden visited and it will be exchanged for a certified Bathurst Gardeners’ Club Inc. Spring Spectacular 2023 ticket.
The Bathurst Spring Spectacular is an annual event held on the last weekend of October of each year.
Our 2022 event was a great success with $20 000 being donated to local charities. The event was also awarded Bathurst Regional Council’s Destination Event of the Year.
Showcasing 2023 Gardens
This garden had its beginnings in the mid 1970’s. The garden has evolved over many years and today, as it has for many years, provides a lovely environment for family and friends to relax and play. The garden is a mix of different cold climate plantings of trees, shrubs, soft wooded perennials, bulbs and annuals with several themes.
A small sloping residential garden of 20 years. The owner always finding a must have you plant to put in, appreciating plant variety and colour along with the placement of rustic recycled items throughout the block. Crushed stone and bark areas have now replaced some lawn and timber features added. There are lots of niches in this garden to sit, relax and enjoy the view.
ST ANTHONY’S CREEK
This cottage style garden makes the most of the north-east facing views to nearby hills. Beds of trees, shrubs and bulbs surround small lawns, linked by pathways and arches. Several water features add interest.
Merryglen is enclosed with plantings of border hedging and trees giving a sense of shelter and protection. Garden features and topiary are interspersed throughout the garden to accentuate entry ways, with gravel pathways designed to linger and enjoy plantings. The garden includes dry gardens and under tree plantings of shade loving and cool climate plants.
Milford (circa 1825) O’Connell NSW is a lovely country garden that complements the beautiful old home and surrounding acres.
Seldon Park was started ten years ago with virtually a blank canvas. The gardener got to work creating a rambling cottage garden, battling drought and at times flood throughout this period. But nature came to the party with a few years of rain helping the garden to establish! Featuring hedging, roses, arbours, stick art and anything the gardener could salvage from the farm.
“The Wolery” is a rural garden that started out some twenty five years ago as a bare, ridge top grazing paddock. The fifteen hundred metre square inner garden includes a sweeping Teucrium hedge, a collection of shrubs along with perennial borders and various shade plantings under the trees. A Leyandii wind break provides and oasis-like feel to the garden. This is surrounded by a 1.5 hectare outer garden and woodland which includes a combination of introduced and native species, chosen to provide both autumn colour and wind protection. The garden also features a selection of intriguing objects and pieces of rusty farm equipment hidden amongst the foliage.
This approximately five acre, established garden is situated on a west-facing slope. Retaining walls create level lawns and walkways, bordered by English Box hedging to provide landscaping structure. A thoughtful planting of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and selected perennials provide shade and points of interest, opening to views of the surrounding hills and farmland while framing glorious sunsets.
3 VEG FARM
3 Veg Farm, Bathurst is an urban market garden on the edge of town. Purchased in early 2020, this 3.5 acre neglected and abused industrial block, wedged between the railway line and Hawthornden Creek, is being repurposed as an eco sanctuary with a permaculture market garden at its core. Recycled materials have been used throughout for building structures and over one thousand native trees, shrubs and grasses planted with more going in every week.
BISHOP’S COURT ESTATE
Bishop’s Court was built by Samuel Marsden, the first Anglican Bishop of Bathurst, in the 1870’s. Today it is an exclusive boutique hotel. Since the owner purchased the property she has been transforming the acre of land surrounding the beautiful building, into verdant woodland gardens studded with trees, some more than one hundred years old, designed to encase the beautiful old building, and its gorgeous little chapel. The grounds have a potage garden and a “Chicken Chapel”. Fountains and mirrors divide the garden into shady rooms for all to enjoy.
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2023 Major Sponsors
Bathurst Regional Council; Radio 2BS 95.1FM; Central West Village Voice
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.
This year we will be supporting the following with funds raised –
Mitchell Conservatorium of Music Scholarships; 2BS Community Charities; Defence Community Dogs; Headspace; Bathurst Community Transport.