New England Garden Festival predicted to attract large crowds

22nd Aug 2023

The inaugural New England Garden Festival will be held at the Armidale Racecourse in November and is shaping up to be one of the most prestigious events in 2023.
The idea to host a garden festival in Armidale, the first of its kind in Northern NSW, first burgeoned in late 2022 from a small committee of six garden enthusiasts who dreamed of holding a not-for-profit event to showcase the New England region.
The festival will bring together gardeners, specialists and the community for fun and educational activities, along with a great range of retail therapy with a vast array of stall holders, workshops, competitions and garden tours of course.
An integral element of the festival, the Armidale garden competition, will close near the festival date. There are 10 competition categories including ‘Town Garden’, ‘Country Garden’ and ‘Children’s Garden’ categories and the most recently announced category: ‘Succulents’.
The gardens will be judged and the winning gardens announced just prior to the festival. The winning gardens will be open for viewing for a few hours each day giving the owners of the winning gardens a chance to head down to the racecourse to enjoy the festival itself.
Entries open on September 1st and close on October 16th. Contact for an entry form or more details about the festival.