Spring Festival at St Erth
Saturday, 11 October 2014 9:00 AM - Sunday, 12 October 2014 5:00 PM
Come and celebrate Spring at the enchanting Garden Of St Erth!
Our Spring Festival will be on again soon at The Garden of St Erth on the 11th and 12th October - and it’s going to be great fun! There’ll be something for everyone - Join a free workshop or garden tour or book into the Summer Fruit Tree Pruning masterclass. Enjoy tastings of locally produced biodynamic ciders and wines from Bress - the James Halliday ‘5 Red Star’ rated winery – and snap up a bargain with their festival special offer. Watch some wonderful demonstrations by the Central Highlands Goat Club including goat milking and kefir cheese & ice-cream making!
Free Garden Workshops
Sat and Sun, no booking required.
11.00am Spring soil preparation
12.30pm Our favourite heirloom vegetable varieties for spring.
2.30pm Composting & Green Manures
Free Garden Tours
Learn about the history of St Erth, its beautiful garden and the latest developments for the future by taking part in a free garden tour with our expert gardeners. Tours run at 1pm and 3pm on Sat and Sun.
Sunday 11am-3pm - Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Masterclass with Pete The Permie from Telopea Mountain Permaculture. Pete is a world-travelled permaculture teacher who has a passion for heritage fruit trees and has a personal collection of over 1,000 varieties. In this highly beneficial masterclass Pete will show how summer pruning of fruit trees can reduce your workload and improve the health of your trees naturally – you’ll see why orchardists mainly use this technique and learn when/why winter pruning is used in Australia. Peter will also show you how to create and maintain magnificent espaliers, explain which species needs which shape and how correct rootstocks can save you much effort. Take advantage of this opportunityto learn from one of the best! A light lunch and tea/coffee are included. Bookings Essential - Members $65 / Retail $75
Central Highlands Goat Club Demonstrations
10.30am Goat Milking (Sunday Only) / Making goats milk ice-cream (Sat and Sun)
1.00-1.45pm Kefir Cheese Making (Saturday Only)
Free Childrens Activities
Sunday only from 11am to 3pm.
Join the Diggers team for our annual Spring Festival weekend at St Erth. Join a free workshop or garden tour to sharpen your garden skills.