GARDENS, art and history will combine this weekend at Rockley.
Rockley and District Community Association will hold its Rockley Gardens and Art event - featuring open gardens and an arts trail - to raise money to restore the village's historic School of Arts building.
Eight gardens - including established gardens, heritage gardens and works in progress - will open to the public between 10am and 4pm on both days.
The village, a 30-minute drive south of Bathurst, will also be showcasing its historic buildings during the weekend, some of which will be open.
Artists' studios will be open to the public, all artists will be showing at least one of their artworks in the School of Arts hall and there will also be music in the gardens, talks on cultivation and beekeeping, wine tasting at the historic Bunnamagoo estate, food and plant sales, Rockley and District Community Association president Dr Kerry Mahony said.
"Visitors can bring a picnic lunch to have in Stevens Park by Peppers Creek or can buy lunch at the Rockley School," Dr Mahony said.
"Rockley Pub Café will also be providing good food and coffee and three of the gardeners are serving morning and afternoon teas in their gardens.
"Ticket sales, maps and information will be available on the days at the School of Arts hall in Hill Street, Rockley. A free shuttle bus will be doing a circuit of the gardens and artists' studios."
For further information, contact Dr Mahony on 0434 179 401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rockley Gardens and Art event will be held this Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10.
The cost will be $10 to see all the gardens and artworks.