Crookwell Garden Festival one of few events to dig in for 2020

The Crookwell Garden Festival, set for November 7-8, has finalised the gardens it will be featuring over the weekend, revelling in the fact that, even if social distancing restrictions still apply, the open spaces are a good place to practice them.

The viewings were made by the committee just as COVID-19 loomed into view.

"With the lock down on the horizon, our intrepid garden selection team, Ray Jackson, Anne Jackson, Louise Gibbs and Ian McFaul, acted quickly to visit and view the local gardens and meet with the owners," said organiser Annette Hill.

"The result of which is a carefully and diligently crafted workable trail of beautiful gardens for our community and our visitors."

The gardens that will be opening on November 7-8 are:

  • Bill Garden

Sandra and Robert Bill

166 Harley Rd

Crookwell 2583

  • Jackson Garden

Ray and Anne Jackson

45 Cowper St

Crookwell 2583

  • Watson Garden

Mark and Gae Watson

66 Cowper St

Crookwell 2583

  • Loghern

Michael and Lyn Keane

39 East St

Crookwell 2583

  • Astiden Springs

Virginia King and Ken Watson

Lot 1 Kent Rd

Crookwell 2583

  • New Day Limousin

Mireille and Brett Turner

151 Gorman Rd

Crookwell 2583

  • Ballynew

Michael and Marguerite Walsh

783 Woodville Rd

Binda 2583

  • The Mill

Richard and Anne Goodrich

9 Queen St

Binda 2583

  • Markdale

Louise Edwards

462 Mulgowie Rd

Crooked Corner 2583

"As a committee we feel the properties selected for this year's garden festival are a wonderful representation of what can be achieved with vision, creative expression and a desire to connect with nature," said Ms Hill.

"We believe that they embody the committees adopted motto for 2020 being 'plant the love of planting'."

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