Welcome to the Edible Gardens Festival!

We’re stoked to run this amazing local event in the Margaret River region to share our love and passion for growing food, living more sustainably and building community and connection.

 

2025 TICKETS COMING SOONSEE THE 2024 FESTIVAL PROGRAM

About the event

We’ve introduced separate Saturday and Sunday day tickets ($15 each) so you can pick and choose which day you’d like to attend (or go big and come to both days!).

Each day ticket gives you access to different open gardens over the festival weekend, each one offering something different. Kids 16 and under are free (reserve free kids’ tickets during the booking process). Each garden is carefully curated to include a wide variety of garden types and gardening techniques, from suburban home gardens, bush blocks, large rural properties, community gardens and local producers. The list changes every year and there’s always something new to see and learn!

Many of the productive gardens are based on permaculture principles with practical elements like composting, worm farms, growing vegetables and fruit trees, netting an orchard, improving fertility, using animals, upcycling, incorporating natives and saving water. Check out the program for an overview of each garden, plus which ones have toilet facilities, plant sales or stalls, and food and drinks for purchase.

Plan your weekend

Saturday gardens are open from 9am-1pm, and you can visit them in any order. The same applies to Sunday’s open gardens.

At each property, the gardener will host a talk about their plot, so tune in to hear their story, tips, successess and failures! Each garden also has a second specialty talk or mini-workshop (see Event Program when it is relased for times and details).

Garden locations

Check the Event Program for addresses and locations.

Each day’s open gardens are grouped as close together geographically as possible, so there’s no time or energy wasted on getting around. For example, they might all be in or around Margaret River township. Or bundled close together around Cowaramup or Witchcliffe. 

Getting around

You will need a car to self-drive to the gardens.

But we encourage you to think sustainably. If you can, car pool with friends, ride an e-bike or walk to any gardens that are close by! Check our Facebook and Instagram pages as well to find other ticket-holders who are keen to car pool and ride-share.

Sustainable all the way

Speaking of sustainability, this festival is a step forward in creating a healthier planet for us all. So aside from ridesharing and riding bikes, we encourage you to bring your own reusable drink bottles and keep cups to avoid single-use plastic and throwaway coffee cups. Bring home-made lunch and snacks, or bring a fork and your own container or bowl if you’re planning to buy lunch. Download the program to your phone rather than printing it (or if you do print it, chuck it in the compost or worm farm afterwards). And do whatever you can to make the footprint of this eco-event as small as possible!

Be a volunteer

Our awesome volunteers help make this incredible community event happen.

Volunteers that donate a few hours of their time over the event weekend get rewarded with good vibes, free tickets and more!

If you’re friendly, helpful and have a passion for edible gardening or just want to learn more, make new friends and get involved, contact our festival co-director and volunteer coordinator Val.

Do you want to join our team of vollies?

15 + 2 =

Open your garden

Would you like to share your knowledge & open your edible garden for the Edible Gardens Festival? Our aim is to showcase a diverse range of gardens that will inspire people to grow their own food. Your property doesn’t have to be a show garden! Instead, it’s about giving people practical ideas and inspiration to start or continue their food growing journey. And it’s a heck of a lot of fun too!

Plus, you’ll receive free tickets to visit other gardens during the event, a thank-you present, an invite to our celebration dinner and plenty of good vibes!

For more info, get in touch with Edible Gardens Festival co-director and garden coordinator Trev

12 + 11 =