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St Erth Apple Festival & Visit Gardens of the Goldfields
8 April, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 9 April, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Join The Diggers Club at The Garden of St Erth for a weekend of heritage apple festivities and celebrations.
Meet the Pommes and indulge at the Hidden Garden of St Erth, taste, sip, enjoy!
Wander our heritage fruit orchard and be inspired, taste the best of heritage fruit and learn to cultivate your own organic produce at our free mini workshops and buy produce from local stallholders.
Take inspiration from our food forest and dine on food and fruit that has only travelled a few meters from our organic garden to our Fork to Fork Café
Date & time: 8th and 9th April 9am – 5pm
Address: 189 Simmons Reef Rd, Blackwood
Contact number: 03 5368 6514
Adult entry price: Diggers Club Members and Under 16yo free, Visitors $10
HERITAGE APPLE MASTERCLASS
Book into our Heritage Apple Masterclass with talented expert Pete the Permie
Growing Heritage Apples & Fruit the Natural Way.
This class will look at the wonderful heritage varieties available still in Australia and how selecting the right ones can make it easier to manage a home or bigger orchard. The rootstock, disease resistance and design of the space can all help reduce work by up to 90% or increase the rate of failure to get good clean, chemical free crops. This class is also about the new and old methods and tools that can help you reduce your effort in the orchard or food forest and what threats are on the horizon for Victorian growers.
11am – 3pm Saturday 8th April
$65 members, $75 non-members, includes lunch and a glass of wine
Bookings essential, https://www.diggers.com.au/shop/events/st-erth/growing-heritage-apples-and-fruit/esm36/
‘GARDENS OF THE GOLDFIELDS’ OPEN GARDENS WEEKEND
Extend your visit to The Garden of St Erth Festival weekend and vsit 2 stunning gardens in Newbury and Macedon with additional $10 entry each
Nestled into the Wombat State Forest, Frogmore is a ‘must-see’ garden featuring a spectacular prairie-style planting of perennials, the likes of which are rarely seen in this country. Frogmore is a garden that displays the true art of gardening.
1560 Greendale-Trentham Rd, Newbry $10 entry
A historical house and cool climate garden dating from the late 19th century, aa time when the well-off of Melbourne built ‘hill station’ gardens at Mt Macedon to escape the summer heat. Discover over eight acres of outstanding gardens.
Note : The property is steep with many steps (176 in one notable flight), and is unsuitable for prams, walkers and the infirm.
84 Devonshire Lane, Mt Macedon $10 entry