This listing will give the garden tourist new paths to follow when looking for gardens to visit throughout Australia. For more information on the garden opening arrangements, facilities and conditions of entry please contact fothe Garden Event Manager.
The information listed may vary and we recommend that you contact the Garden Event Manager prior to visiting the garden.
Each garden is a surprise package of horticultural delight. Be adventurous and enjoy.
We want to know of gardens that are to be opened from all over Australia, not just Victoria. Please contact the Secretary at email@example.com with details of any openings for listing. This is gardeners helping gardeners. That is what the Royal is.
SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND, SO GO AND RAMBLE.
GARDENS OPEN OCCASSIONALLY
(See further down the page for Gardens Open Regularly)
Alexandra & District Open Gardens Weekend – NEW LISTING
|Open:||10am – 4pm, 26th & 27th October, 2013||Address:||Various Gardens in the Alexandra (Vic) district|
|Contact:||Mandy Valsinger on 03 5772 1999 or firstname.lastname@example.org||Web page:||www.alexandraopengardens.com.au|
|Cost:||See website for details.||Conditions:|
Details: Up to 12 gorgeous gardens are open to visitors when spring growth & blossoms reach their peak. A long standing and Award–winning Community Event, offering the opportunity to see beautiful town and farm gardens. Catering and entertainment are available at some venues. Less than 2 hours from Melbourne in the stunning north east country of rolling hills & river valleys
Austplant Gardens and Nursery – NEW LISTING
|Open:||To groups by appointment||Address:||249 Purves Road, Arthurs Seat. Melways Ref 171 F5|
|Contact:||Glen Yearsley 5989 6120||Web page:|
Details: As one of the foremost nurseries in Victoria, Austplant has been helping people establish beautiful native gardens for over 38 years. Set on top of picturesque Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula, Austplant is a hidden treat. From the road there is little indication of the beautiful gardens that lie hidden away in this tranquil gulley. The nursery provides hundreds of species of native plants displayed in terraces overlooking a valley. The terraces are clearly categorised by shrubs, small to medium bushes and trees to advanced plants. Glen has an abundance of knowledge and expertise, and can provide endless information for guests on all aspects of Australian Native Plants. Glen encourages people to walk amongst the wonderful display gardens at Austplant, and can provide details about all the plants seen. So if you have a group of friends, or a specialised interest group that would like to spend a few hours wandering our beautiful gardens and receiving expert advice free of charge, please call us to make a booking.
Beleura House and Gardens, Mornington - NEW LISTING
|Open:||By appointment||Address:||Bus collection at Mornington Golf Club, Mornington.|
|Contact:||03 5975 2027, Enquiries: Tuesday – Friday||Web page:|
Details: Beleura is an exceptional place. The Tallis Family Summer House for many decades and from 1950 John Tallis’ home, it houses an amazing collection of items. When John Tallis died in 1996 he left his house Beleura at Mornington to the people of Victoria, requesting it become a house museum. In November 2004 his dream was realised and Beleura is now open to the public in the way he wished, by appointment and with visitors being welcomed as guests. Guided tours are available for individuals and groups on selected days throughout the year. Beleura and its gardens and contents available to the people of Victoria as a place of historic and educational interest.
|Open:||By appointment||Address:||3 Walkers Lane Bright, VIC 3741|
|Contact:||Les and Fran Butler on 03 5755 1850||Web page:|
|Cost:||$4 Adult donated to Charity||Conditions:||Sorry no large coaches|
Details: 5 acres of free style flowing mown grass areas and gardens comprising a diverse range of trees, flowering shrubs and many unusual and rare perennials. Set against a backdrop of Eucalypts, there are also many large well established conifers, a selection of fruit trees and berries and a vegetable plot. A vast array of flowering shrubs, hellebores, liliums, a fern area and surprise elements add to the interest.
David and Maria McGrath (Bright)
|Open:||During the Bright Autumn Festival 2013 (TBC)||Address:||12 Walnut Grove, Bright|
|Contact:||David and Maria McGrath on 03 5755 1950 or 0417 321 748||Web page:|
|Cost:||$4 Adult, Children FREE donated to the Fred Hollows Foundation||Conditions:||Bookings must be made with owners prior to visiting if outside festival dates|
Details: This garden, now in its tenth year, has a lovely mix of cottage plants, over 100 varieties of daffodils, irises, native plants and conifers, dogwoods, camellias and clematis – all in many individual beds, landscaped and terraced with rocks and graveled pathways. The vegetable garden, chook house and composting area make this garden a delight to explore.
|Open:||Spring and Autumn||Address:||125 Palmer Rd Jindivick VIC|
|Contact:||David on 03 5628 5316 or email@example.com||Web page:|
|Cost:||$6 per person||Conditions:||Bookings essential|
Details: 4 acres with over 1000 roses, banks brimming over with shrubs and trees, rare and unusual plants with amazing foliage creates striking contrast and another element of interest to the garden. Hedges are a strong visual part of the design as well as a practical function in protecting the plantings and creating micro climates. The sloping site faces the Tarago Reservoir. Not to be missed!
Emu Hill – NEW LISTING
|Open:||By appointment||Address:||Linton, VIC|
|Contact:||Kaye on 03 5344 7253||Web page:|
|Cost:||Conditions:||Morning and Afternoon tea available at cost on application.|
Details: “Emu Hill” is a casual garden with both vistas and hidden quiet places. Rolling Hills provide a backdrop to this large farm garden, full of many memories of friends and neighbours. A large lawn at the front of the house is surrounded by dense plantings of both native and exotic shrubs and trees. Narrow winding paths lead you through these sheltered areas. A round decorative vegetable garden is part of the more formal section at the rear of the house. We invite people to wander at their leisure and enjoy.
|Open:||9.30am -4.30pm during the Bright Autumn Festival and Bright Spring Festival (Oct 27th – Nov 6th). Please confirm opening times via phone or on the Festival website brightspringfestival.com.au||Address:||7127 Great Alpine Rd, Porepunkah|
|Contact:||Gail and Ian Pagon on 03 5756 2786||Web page:||brightspringfestival.com.au|
|Cost:||$4 Adult, Children FREE donated to Charity||Conditions:||Bookings must be made with owners prior to visiting if outside festival dates|
Details: Enjoy over an acre of well-established maples, tulip trees and other exotics with an understory of rhododendrons, azaleas, and large camellias. A large collection of perennial and tree peonies, bulbs in seasons including tulips, daffodils, chincherinchees, crocus etc. There are a variety of roses as well as rare plants. Perennials and ground covers compliment grassed areas with many areas of interest to children.
Glenda Sellenger – NEW LISTING
|Open:||By appointment||Address:||Rosebud, Victoria|
|Contact:||Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information||Web page:|
Glenda Sellenger is a large domestic property at Rosebud with huge array of flowering plants, especially salvia.
Heaven – Lea
|Open:||9.30am -4.30pm during the Bright Autumn Festival and Bright Spring Festival (Oct 27th – Nov 6th). Please confirm opening times via phone or on the Festival website brightspringfestival.com.au||Address:||9 Iarias Lane, Bright|
|Contact:||Nancy and Joe Cincotta on 03 5755 1298||Web page:||brightspringfestival.com.au|
|Cost:||$4 Adult, Children FREE donated to Very Special Kids||Conditions:||Bookings must be made with owners prior to visiting if outside festival dates|
Details: This one acre garden is full of rhododendrons, mollis azaleas, peony roses, trees including Japanese maples and a double white dogwood, a large colleciton of potted Cliveas (cream, orange and red), Roses and a large vegetable patch,
|Open:||9.30am -4.30pm during the Bright Autumn Festival and Bright Spring Festival (Oct 27th – Nov 6th). Please confirm opening times via phone or on the Festival website brightspringfestival.com.au||Address:||176 Delany Avenue, Bright|
|Contact:||Noeline and John Gilmour on 03 5750 1793||Web page:||brightspringfestival.com.au|
|Cost:||$4 Adult, Children FREE donated to Angel Flight||Conditions:||Bookings must be made with owners prior to visiting if outside festival dates|
Details: This one acre of garden with sweeping lawns features camellias, roses, English tree species, tulips, bluebells, ranunculus, clematis and many more plants of interest. The garden is child friendly with a children’s play area. Now in its fifteenth year the garden has finally matured to provide lots of shade throughout. Most of the structures in the garden were made by John.
|Open:||November through December, Tues – Fri 9am to 5pm. Most weekends||Address:||404 Warrigal – Lardner Rd, Warrigal VIC|
|Contact:||Contact Stan and Marjolijn 03 5623 6827||Web page:|
Details: Country garden set in open farm land. Nursery located on old dairy farm and garden planted with ornamental trees, shrubs and roses. Spring and summer features hundreds of roses in a country garden setting. A large vegetable garden, wandering geese and a chicken house add to the experience. Nursery features quality two year old rose plants backed by 35 years of experience in growing.
Lana Moran- NEW LISTING
|Open:||By appointment||Address:||Merricks, Victoria|
|Contact:||Email email@example.com for more information||Web page:|
Lana Moran is a large rural garden at Merricks replete with native, fruit, ornamental trees and exotic species of plants.
Shady Brook Cottages at Harrietville
|Open:||Open during the Bright Autumn Festival and Bright Spring Festival (Oct 27th – Nov 6th). Please confirm opening times via phone or on the Festival website brightspringfestival.com.au||Address:||20 Mountain View Walk, Harrietville|
|Contact:||Anne & John Atkins on 03 5759 2741 or 0438 050 475||Web page:||brightspringfestival.com.au|
|Cost:||$5 adult/ $2.50 seniors / children FREE. Light refreshments and garden notes provided. All monies donated to local charities.||Conditions:||Bookings must be made with owners prior to visiting if outside festival dates|
Details: Shady Brook is set on 14 acres. Approximately 6 is landscaped gardens and the balance is natural forest. The aspect is stunning. The garden is planted with many exotic maples, oaks, magnolias, dogwoods, birches, conifers and some (many rare) natives. Along the mountain edge and throughout the garden are hundreds of camelias, viburnums, rhododendrons, azaleas and thousands of bulbs, many mass planted in arrays of colour. Set on the Ovens River with natural bush and walking tracks as a backdrop, Shady Brook is only 14 years old but high rainfall, deep soils and a very special micro climate have accelerated plant growth and development into what appears to be a much more mature garden.
|Open:||October through February
||Address:||213 Boundary Hill Road, KITHBROOK 3666|
|Contact:||03 5790 8519||Web page:||http://www.sunnymeade.com.au|
|Cost:||Conditions:||Open by appointment to groups of 20.
For public viewing open days, see website
Details: “Your Garden Magazine Australian Garden of the Year 1998”. Described by Better Homes and Gardens as “One of Australia’s most Beautiful Gardens”. The Garden has been featured on TV and in many magazines.Set in the beautiful Strathbogie Ranges, Sunnymeade is laid out as a series of garden rooms each with a different theme, inspired by history, colour and climate, each divided by hedges and walls. Extensive stonework built by the owner is a feature. Many rare and unusual plants are grown. A small nursery sells unusual perennials.
|Open:||Address:||15 Higgs Lane, Wandiligong (off Centenary Ave)|
|Contact:||Andrew and Glenn Jordan on 03 5755 2356||Web page:||brightspringfestival.com.au|
|Cost:||$4 Adult, Children FREE donated to Wandiligong Primary School||Conditions:||Bookings must be made with owners prior to visiting if outside festival dates|
Details: A gently sloping garden set within the beautiful Wandiligong Valley 5kms from Bright. A garden that has slowly evolved over the past twenty years to be filled with a great variety of plants, mainly exotics which cope with our district’s four seasons.
Upper Yarra Valley Garden Club – Open Garden Weekend – NEW LISTING
|Open:||5th & 6th October||Address:||5 exotic gardens in Upper Yarra Region|
|Contact:||Shirley on 03 5964 6836||Web page:|
|Cost:||Visit all 5 gardens for $20. or $5/garden||Conditions:||refer to Shirley|
Details: 5 gardens are open 10am-5pm each day. Follow the signs along the Warburton Highway and start at any of the 5 gardens in the East Warburton area
|Open:||16th and 17th November, 10am – 5pm||Address:||805 Mickleham Rd, Greenvale VIC|
|ntact:||Antoinette on 0409171519 or firstname.lastname@example.org||Web page:|
|Cost:||Entry $10. Proceeds go to charity||Conditions:|
Details: Manicured garden covering 3 acres including a Japanese garden, enchanted forest, two lakes with a cascading waterfall. Many other features. Over 2000 roses. Bus groups welcome all year by appointment.
|Open:||Address:||40 Centenary Ave, Wandiligong (around the corner from Wandiligong Maze – 5kms from Bright)|
|Contact:||Nola and Kevin Woods on 03 5755 1084||Web page:||brightspringfestival.com.au|
|Cost:||$4 Adult, Children FREE donated to Bright CFA||Conditions:||Bookings must be made with owners prior to visiting if outside festival dates|
Details: Situated in the beautiful valley of Wandiligong this established garden, set on 3/4 of an acre, has a variety of camellias, azaleas (including mollis), rhododendruns, maples, dogwoods, viburnums, shrubs and seasonal bulbs. At the rear of the property is a large bird-proof vegetable and berry garden with a stream running nearby. All plants withstand the wide variances of temperature (between -5 to 40) degrees experienced in our area.
|Open:||6th – 14th September , 10am – 4pm in conjunction with Kyneton Daffodil Festival (refer www.kynetondaffodilarts.org.au)
||Address:||290 Redesdale Rd, Kyneton Vic (MW 509F8)|
|Contact:||Pamela and Robert Inglis on 03 54223856 or 0429852538.||Web page:|
|Cost:||Entry $10 (inc Devonshire tea)or $6 (entry only)
Proceeds go to prostate cancer research
Details: A 3 acre garden including extensive manicured lawns, landscaped gardens and many trinkets make a great setting. Includes a formal rose garden, a beautiful rotunda and serene water feature. Many pieces of old farm machinery scattered throughout the garden. A lovely fairy garden for the child in you. Buses and large groups welcome by appointment throughout the year.
GARDENS OPEN REGULARLY
Attila Kapitany’s Garden
|Open:||Open All Year – by appointment only||Address:|
|Contact:||041 999 0934 or email@example.com||Web page:|
Details: A one acre botanical wonderland adjoining a lake reserve with the slight slope providing some lovely elevated views of the lake and surrounding valley. There are many rare and unusual plants from across the world and almost every plant in the garden (over 10,000 at last count) was grown from seeds or cuttings raised onsite, except for the large central bottle tree (Brachychiton rupestris). The whole garden’s focus is towards using a diverse range of waterwise plants, notably succulents, native trees and plants, flaxes and grasses. Not only are succulent plants a feature, they now dominate the garden design, but a concerted effort has always been made to incorporate aesthetically compatible native plants wherever possible. Phone or email for more information.
|Open:||Open All Year by appointment||Address:||12 Mernda Rd, Olinda VIC|
|Contact:||Marcia on 03 9751 1610 or firstname.lastname@example.org||Web page:|
|Cost:||A small entry charge will be donated to a local charity||Conditions:||Visitors welcome by appointment|
Details: A beautifully landscaped 10 acre garden in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges. Sculptures, water features and quirky statues are complimented by Daphnes, Southern and Northern Hemisphere Beeches, Cornus, Wollemi Pines and Vireya Rhododendrons and other treasures. Formal parterres and informal native gardens.
Blackwood Ridge Gardens & Nursery – NEW LISTING
|Open:||September- June: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 9am – 5pm.||Address:||812 Greenhills Rd, Blackwood|
|Contact:||James Pethybridge 0400 103 659||Web page:||blackwoodridge.com.au|
|Cost:||Free||Conditions:||Bookings for garden club groups required 14 days notice. Garden clubs members receive 30% off nursery when coming as a group of 20+|
Details: Blackwood Ridge Nursery is situated in a scenic valley close to the mountain village of Blackwood in Victoria, we have a cool temperate climate and we are situated 660 m above sea level. The display gardens around and in the nursery are designed to give nursery visitors an indication of how various plants perform & grow. The garden is split into the following main groupings. Woodland Garden – Features Dogwoods, Japanese maple varieties, Flowering cherries and shrubs & perennials. Driveway Garden – Rhododendrons & Scanlon Maples with perennial plantings. Alpine Garden – Dwarf Rhododendrons, Erica’s, Calluna’s and alpine shrubs and perennials. There is always something on show in the nursery gardens and the majority of plant specimens are labelled, and available for purchase in the nursery.
Blue Lotus Water Garden
|Open:||7 days a week (including Public Holidays), from 10.30am||Address:||2628 Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction, VIC (MEL 288 H8)|
|Contact:||03 5967 2061||Web page:||http://www.bluelotusfarm.com.au|
|Cost: Admission Fees apply to enter the garden. Visit website or call for details.||Conditions:||Groups welcome. Contact Garden for further details. Wheelchair and walker friendly paths|
Details: 14 acres of manicured gardens with thousands of lotus and waterlily blooms everyday. Two large lakes, two dams and dozens of ponds full with flowering plants and wildlife. Giant Amazon Lily in NEW heated enclosure with lily pads over 4ft. 2,000 year old Japanese Lotus. Charles Winch waterlily enclosure containing the largest tropical waterlilies in the world. Night flowering enclosure with a display of rare and amazing water plants.
Facilities include shade areas with sheltered seating for 400 people, 100 seat Café Lotus, large retail nursery, Gift Shops, Picnic and BBQ areas, clean toilets and water stations, friendly staff with expert advice and Large carpark with plenty of bus parking.
Buda Historic Home and Garden
|Open:||Open All Year, Wednesday to Saturday 12pm – 5pm
Sun & Public Holidays 10am – 5pm
|Address:||42 Hunter Street Castlemaine VIC|
|Contact:||03 54721032 or http://www.budacastlemaine.org||Web page:||http://www.budacastlemaine.org|
Details: Considered one of most important large 19th and early 20th century suburban gardens surviving in Victoria. A walk through the garden offers a rare insight into ideals and aspirations of past generations. Elements vary from elaborate Victorian style flower beds to the simple geometry of the formal garden reflecting early 20th century tastes. Most plants brought into the garden since the 1860’s have remained to form a unique heritage collection. A walk through history. Bring the kids. Plants for sale. Group visits by appointment anytime.
Chrysalis of St Andrews
|Open:||Open All Year by appointment||Address:||Mornington Peninsula at St Andrew’s Beach|
|Contact:||03 5988 6921||Web page:|
|Cost:||Conditions:||Open to the public by appointment only|
Details: “Chrysalis of St Andrews”, situated on the Mornington Peninsula at St Andrews Beach, has the largest collection of Bromeliads, growing outside, in the most southern region in the World; over 10.000 plants. This Garden has also featured on Gardening Australia and in Your Garden Magazine, and was in the Open Garden Scheme for several years. Many other rare and unusual plants abound with a special collection of over 150 Aloes and other succulent species.
|Open:||Open 7 Days a Week, 10.00am to 5.00pm||Address:||89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda|
|Contact:||03 9751 1009 or email@example.com||Web page:||http://www.cloudehill.com.au/|
|Cost:||For Entry fees and opening times contact the Garden Event Manager||Conditions:||Coach Groups must be booked.|
Details: A must see garden made at the top of The Dandenongs where a maze of stone walls and jewel like garden rooms are set within woodlands of magnificent and historic, cool climate trees. Some 20 garden compartments are threaded through glorious 80 year old European beech, magnolias, maples and a collection of fabulous Himalayan tree rhododendrons, all beautifully grown and a testament to the lush, moist soils of the Dandenong’s. The garden is highlighted by glorious herbaceous borders which focus on two of the finest Japanese weeping maples to be seen anywhere in the world. The nursery provides a range of the plants to be seen in the gardens. Visit the website to view a full list.
|Open:||Open at selected times.||Address:||Mount Macedon|
|Contact:||Via http://www.duneira.com.au/||Web page:||http://www.duneira.com.au/|
Details: Famous Duneira of Mount Macedon is a living reminder of Victoria’s British heritage. Set in some of the most picturesque garden settings in this country, the property is a monument to its owners and designers and really has to be savoured to be believed. A very special, historic garden. A hill station garden from the past.
Forest Glade Gardens
|Open:||September to May, 7 days a week, 10am – 4.30pm||Address:||816 Mount Macedon Rd, Mount Macedon|
|Contact:||Contact Trevor Bell on 03 5426 1323||Web page:|
|Cost:||$8 Adults, Children FREE||Conditions:|
Details: Magnificent landscaped garden covers 14 acres and has 4 distinct sections. A large English section. The delightful Japanese Section. A beautiful woodland section. A cool fern gully. Features stunning blue bell patch, impressive daffodil lawn, topiary garden, two aviaries, magnificent laburnum arch, peony walk highlighted with climbing roses plus numerous pergolas, ponds, fountains and statues. An old established garden nearly 100 years old. Bus groups welcome.
|Open:||Open All Year by Appointment||Address:||104 Webb St, Warrandyte|
|Contact:||Bev on 03 9844 3906||Web page:|
Details: 4 hectare garden established in 1969. Designed on a natural garden framework with elements including taking advantage of natural contours creating rooms in the garden with a surprise as one walks around a corner with new vistas creating interest by changing levels, constructing a water feature, etc. Whole garden is designed to flow from one area to another. From exotic to native, water garden, vegetable/orchard area and courtyard. Then merge with the indigenous bush. Garden is surrounded by Warrandyte State Park.
|Open:||Open All Year – By appointment only||Address:|
|Contact:||Sandra & Geoff Seymour on 03 5628 5448 or firstname.lastname@example.org||Web page:|
|Cost:||Donations to the local CFA are appreciated.
Without them we could have lost our garden in the last bushfires.
|Conditions:||Bookings essential. Bus groups welcome|
Details: A large, informal country garden on 5 acres in the beautiful rolling hills of West Gippsland. Wide grassy paths meander through the mature trees and shrubberies which contain a number of rare and unusual plants. A large formal rose garden is surrounded by wide beds of perennials, bulbs and shrubs. Not a “designer” garden or a “collectors” garden – just a rambling, peaceful country retreat.
Inverawe Native Gardens
|Open:||Open 7 days a week, 1st September to 31st May, 9.00am – 6.00pm.
Closed Christmas Day.
|Address:||1565 Channel Highway, Margate TAS 7054|
|Contact:||p 03 6267 2020 or email email@example.com||Web page:||http://www.inverawe.com.au|
|Cost:||$12, concessions $10||Conditions:|
Details: Tasmania’s largest landscaped native Garden, behind the Margate Train, just 15 minutes south of Hobart. 22 Acres of landscaped native garden that wind around scenic North West Bay. Bird attracting, waterwise colourful natives, poetry, sculpture and interpretive signs make this a “must see” garden. Early botanists Robert Brown and Labillardiere were here 200 years ago – come and see some of the plant species that they named. Take tea on the terrace and contemplate tranquillity.
“Janalli” Gardens and Accommodation
|Open:||Open All Year||Address:||285 Wagners Rd, Neerim South, Gippsland|
|Contact:||Phillipa on 03 56281476 for bookings and enquiries.||Web page:||www.janilli.com.au|
Details: 10 acres of protected gardens surrounded by the hills and pastures of West Gippsland. Overall garden design drawn from many sources. Aim is to create a garden which reflects the multi-cultural diversity of Australia making it a truly Australian garden. It has elements of the gardens of the major countries that have contributed to the settlement of Australia as well as a section on Australian native plants and Australian bush food plants. A wonderful garden to see.
|Open:||Open to public Sunday 2.00pm to 4.00pm October to May.
Open all year by Appointment – Groups Only, 10.00am to 4.00pm weekdays.
|Address:||Dallas Brooks Drive, Domain Melbourne. Adjacent to Botanic Gardens and Shrine.|
|Contact:||03 9563 6363||Web page:|
|Cost:||Group bookings $5/person. Sunday visits – Entry fees apply.||Conditions:|
Details: Home of Governor Latrobe (1839 -1854). The garden has been reinstated with species and plants available in the 1840’s and 50’s. Melbourne’s early history in living colour.
Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens - NEW LISTING
|Open:||All Year round||Address:||corner of Dunns and Tyabb roads, Mornington|
|Contact:||Jill Hardy on 03 5975 697||Web page:|
|Cost:||Free but a guided tour can be organised||Conditions:|
Details: The gardens have more than 80 rose beds as well as native plant beds, and the visitor/education centre will soon be operating. All roses have been donated by Treloar Roses. The garden is maintained by volunteers.
Special Private Gardens – Mount Macedon
|Open:||Spring and Autumn||Address:|
|Contact:||Ros on 03 54262176 or firstname.lastname@example.org||Web page:|
|Cost:||Conditions:||Bookings essential. Open by arrangement.|
Details: Guided tours of private gardens not usually open for viewing. The gardens are representative of the best that Mount Macedon has to offer. Gardens are opened by arrangement for group visitors. Luncheons and morning and afternoon teas can be arranged. Bookings are essential.
|Open:||Open All Year by Appointment||Address:||315 Pakenham Rd, Packenham|
|Contact:||Meryl on 03 5941 1306||Web page:|
Details: Two and a half acres of farm garden and growing! Natives, Roses 200+, perennials, many salvias and a copse of ornamental trees. Light lunches and Devonshire teas available or BYO picnic to have in the garden. Prime Rose time November and April. Garden Clubs especially invited.
Seawinds Gardens - NEW LISTING
|Open:||All Year around||Address:||Purves Road, Arthurs Seat. Melway 159 D12|
Details: Seawinds Gardens encompasses a 34 hectare area at the Summit of Arthurs Seat, 305 metres above sea level. The gardens offer spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsula’s from the Bay and Northern Lookouts. A network of walking tracks guide visitors through a diverse range of exotic and indigenous gardens. The gardens are popular for picnics with tables, electric BBQ’s and toilets available adjacent to the car park. Disabled access is available to facilities and walking tracks. Seasonal attractions: Seawinds Gardens have something to offer all year round.Spring brings colour as the trees and shrubs of the gardens begin to flower. Summer offers an environment which is cooler than the surrounding coast.Autumn showcases the gardens deciduous trees. Winter highlights the contrast between the bare birch and willow branches against the pine and cypress. Daffodils also flower in late August.
Springbank Gardens and Bed and Breakfast Retreat
|Open:||Open all year by Appointment||Address:||240 Williamsons Rd Nilma North|
|Contact:||Kaye on 03 5627 8060||Web page:||http://www.springbankbnb.com.au|
Details: Mature trees and shrubs frame and shade manicured lawns. Established garden of informal “rooms” focused around an old homestead built in 1892. A formal garden created from a tennis court has a rock cascade and pond with a walkway and an area for visitors to sit and take in the ambiance. Rose bushes, standard peony’s, gardenias and seasonal plantings are featured.
|Open:||End of March to Start of May, Mid Oct to End Nov (confirm with Garden Manager)
Open weekdays 10am – 4.00pm and weekends 10.30am – 5.30pm.
|Address:||751 Mount Macedon Rd, Mount Macedon|
|Contact:||Judith A Brand on 0418 337 813 or email@example.com||Web page:|
|Cost:||Adults $8.00. Children U12 FREE.||Conditions:|
Details: Magical garden sprawling over 7 1/2 acres. A garden wonderland featuring seasonal variations. A jewel to see. Enjoy a picnic on the lawns. Tea and coffee available. Bus Groups welcome.
|Open:||Open All Year||Address:||Mount Macedon|
|Contact:||Via http://www.stephenryan.com.au/||Web page:||http://www.stephenryan.com.au/|
|Cost:||Conditions:||Garden opened for groups of 20 or more by appointment.|
Details: Stephen Ryan’s garden. A woodland style garden with many special plants. Rare and unusual plants that are seldom seen. A rambling garden with many corners and features to find.
Warratina Lavender Farm
|Open:||Oct – Jan: Wed – Mon 9am to 5pm, Closed Tues
Feb – Sept: Wed – Mon 10am to 4pm, Closed Tues
|Address:||105 Quayle Rd, Wandin Yallock, VIC (MEL 121 F1)|
|Contact:||03 5964 4650||Web page:||http://www.warratinalavender.com.au|
|Cost:||Conditions:||Group Bookings and presentations on lavender by appointment. Disabled facilities available.|
Details: Warratina boasts acres of lavender where visitors are invited to stroll along the different rows of species, breathe the fresh country air, and enjoy the display gardens and views of distant hills across the Yarra Ranges. Refreshments and a selection of products are available from the gift store in the Lavender Cottage Tea Rooms. Families and groups are welcome to enjoy the picnic areas and disabled facilities are provided with available coach parking near all facilities.