Plans now growing for 15th Millthorpe Garden Ramble
Looking to get Mum something other than slippers, chocolates, and flowers for Mother’s Day? Then why not an experience of a lifetime; tickets for this year’s famous Millthorpe Garden Ramble.
Planning is well underway for this year’s iconic village event involving 10 local town and country gardens fully-opened for inspections, afternoon teas, and craft stalls.
“At the moment we’re just meeting the owners and looking at their gardens; we’ve got 10 gardens for this year’s event,” Committee Member Lyndall Harrison explained.
Lyndall and other Committee members recently visited a number of gardens for the 2019 experience. To be held in the first weekend of November, this year’s locations include a traditional half-acre English cottage garden that is featuring for the first time.
“This is the 15th year it’s been going; believe it or not. As usual we feature in and out-of-town gardens with a mix of those who have been in it before and the new as well as different styles of gardens,” Committee Member Sue Marsh said.
Millthorpe’s elevated location nearly 1000 metres above sea-level and with rich volcanic soils from Mt Canobolas’ eastern slopes creates a unique European-style environment perfect for cool-climate gardening of which the village is famous.
“it’s always very exciting to come to gardens that have never been shown before; we still manage to find new gardens for each year’s Ramble,” Committee Member Helen Crombie said. For the second year only, tickets for the Ramble can be pre-purchased online. “Why not pre-book and make it a gift for Mother’s Day?” Helen concluded.
Tickets for entry to all the gardens for the November 2–3 event can be purchased online or on the weekend at a number of venues in the historical village that is located between Bathurst and Orange.
For more information, go to Millthorpe Garden Ramble’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/millthorpegardenramble/