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The Secret Garden Summer Soiree will feature donated works of art from some of the region's finest artists, in aid of Arts Margaret River.
The Secret Garden Summer Soiree will feature donated works of art from some of the region's finest artists, in aid of Arts Margaret River.

An upcoming special event will combine High Tea, Howard Park wines, fine artworks and live music in one of the region's most beautiful settings.

Wilyabrup's exclusive Secret Garden will open its doors to ticketholders in their best summer soiree outfits for a rare opportunity to take a tour of the private garden with owner Pat Poynton.

Attendees will also have the chance to view and bid on artworks by well known local artists including Leon Pericles, Kay Gibson, Rachel Coad, Ian Dowling, Douglas Kirsop, Mary-lynne Stratton and many more.

All artworks have been generously donated by the artists for the event, with local artist Kay Gibson saying she is delighted to support Arts Margaret River.

This is your chance to bid for an artist's work that you have always wanted in your collection and possibly also get to meet them on the day as well.

Kay Gibson, Margaret River artist

"I have always been a strong supporter of Arts Margaret River and the soiree sounds like a wonderfully fun fundraising event," she said.

"This is your chance to bid for an artist's work that you have always wanted in your collection and possibly also get to meet them on the day as well."

Guests will be greeted with a glass of bubbles on arrival before enjoying a delicious high tea while listening to live jazz tunes by local musicians.

All proceeds raised will directly benefit community projects created by Arts Margaret River.

Ticketholders will be treated to a private garden tour with Secret Garden owner, Pat Poynton. Photo: Freedom Garvey

Ticketholders will be treated to a private garden tour with Secret Garden owner, Pat Poynton. Photo: Freedom Garvey

Find out more

The Secret Garden Summer Soiree is on Sunday January 24 from 3pm - 6pm.

The Secret Garden is located at 4070 Caves Road (next to Brookland Valley Winery), Wilyabrup.

Limited tickets ($65 Adult, $60 ArtsMR Members) include High Tea, a glass of wine on arrival, entertainment and garden tour.

Tickets can be purchased online from www.artsmargaretriver.com, by calling 9758 7316 or by visiting the Arts Margaret River Office at the Community Centre, Tunbridge Street (open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm).