Begonia House bursts into bloom

Published on 15 March 2024

Media Release

Bathurst’s historic Begonia House opens on Tuesday 19 March with the 2024 begonia display in full bloom.

Mayor Cr Jess Jennings said the Begonia House was a popular attraction in Machattie Park and with the reopening of sections of the park, this year’s display is now open to the community. 

“Council’s horticultural staff take pride in preparing the display each year.  Its a labour intensive but rewarding project the staff take on annually to create the stunning display. 

“The begonias have a seven month growing period, growing from a tuber.  The plants are re-potted twice during the growing season, with the final repotting into the display pots that visitors will see.  

“The display in Bathurst’s Begonia House is only one of a handful of large public garden begonia displays in Australia,” Cr Jennings said. 

The Begonia House is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm and on weekends from 11am to 3pm.  The display is closed Good Friday.  The display is expected to run through until the end of April.  


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