Another Great Year!
In spite of many obstacles, including railway trackwork and very strange weather, the 2015 Leura Gardens Festival truly exceeded our expectations.
As well as our locals turning out in force, we had visitors from all around Australia who came to Leura especially for the festival. Hopefully this trend will continue, to the benefit of our local economy as well as the major beneficiary, the Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital.
Thanks must go to so many people, without whom there would be no festival.
Thank you to the around 400 volunteers, both on the front line and behind the scenes, who made the festival such a wonderful event for visitors; to the garden owners for sharing their special worlds with us; to our major sponsors – Bendigo Bank, Katoomba RSL, McGrath, Scenic World and Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort, as well as our “Friends of the Festival” - Audrey Sanderson, Leila Wright, Blue Mountains Funerals, BMCC Clrs Chris van der Kley, Michael Begg, Don McGregor and Anton Von Schulenberg, and Leura Memorial Gardens; to all the people who provided bouquets for our hospital flowers initiative; to the Society of Mountain Artists for putting on such a good show; and to all the musicians who further brightened up our days.
We will post more news once the final results are known.
In the meantime, please note the dates for next year - October 1-9, 2016
See you then!
Many thanks to those who have contributed Festival photographs to this site, including Jodi McConaghy Photography, Helen Caughey, Diana Tonner, Ward Aitkens and Inger Lise Ellingsen.