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Description & Photos
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Garden Notes
The Garden Notes are written by the garden owners and often tell the story of their garden. We try to provide Garden Notes ahead of the opening for every garden, but unfortunately this is not always possible. Garden Notes will usually be available in the week prior to the garden opening and will remain available online after the garden has opened. A list of available Garden Notes (in pdf format) can be found by using the 'Notes' link next to each garden or the link below.
Garden Notes For Gardens That Have Already Opened
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Please note that children under 18 are admitted free of charge

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August    Saturday 16 and Sunday 17
Tugurium
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Tugurium
Stephen Ryan rarely opens his extraordinary garden in winter so this is a wonderful opportunity to see the bones of the garden with its textures, structural foliage, deciduous plant framework and winter blooms. Two ponds with interesting marginal plantings; boardwalk. Plant Trust collections of Sambucus and Acanthus.
Notes 8 Centenary Ave, Macedon 10am-4.30pm $8.00
August    Saturday 23 and Sunday 24
Attila Kapitany's garden
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Attila Kapitany's garden
An extraordinary range of architectural succulents and trees from Australia and across the world, all skilfully orchestrated by a succulents expert and author. Many species in flower in August. Australian bottle tree species, Ceiba insignis and vertical stone installations provide height and highlights in a series of interconnected terraced garden rooms.
Attila will be giving regular talks and there'll be a book stall.
Notes 1 The Lough, Narre Warren North 10am-4.30pm $8.00
August    Saturday 30 and Sunday 31
Union Street Garden
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Union Street Garden
The jewel in the crown of this garden is the vertical native garden designed by Phillip Johnson to disguise a neighbouring development. The transitions from white picket fence, formal elements and softer flower and foliage plantings through to the vertical garden is well managed, and the result is an extremely attractive and imaginative garden.
Notes 55 Union St, Armadale 10am-4.30pm $8.00
September    Saturday 6 and Sunday 7
Banongill
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Banongill
This magnificent historic garden, partly designed by William Guilfoyle, features a vast lawn sweeping down to Mount Emu Creek with its famous display of millions of daffodils naturalised along the banks. Thousands more daffodils, Spanish hyacinths, bluebells, iris and jonquils bloom in bluestone terraces. Other highlights are spring blossom, carpets of hellebores, beautiful mature trees, magnificent wisteria walk, and a rose garden framed by clipped hornbeams.
Boutique wine and beer tastings. Talks on the history of the garden at 11am and 2pm each day, and historical tours of the shearing shed at noon and 3pm each day.
Photo courtesy of: Claire Takacs
Notes Banongill Rd, Skipton 10am-4.30pm $12.00
September    Saturday 13 and Sunday 14
Pickets
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Pickets
Harmonious combinations of foliage and flower are the hallmark of this Mediterranean-inspired garden. Spring bulbs, hellebores, magnolias, camellias, azaleas, daphne and clivias. Australian plantings include lilly-pillys, kangaroo paws, hakeas and wattles. Rich perimeter planting of shrubs and trees in a palette of oranges, reds, purples and mauves.
Garden explorer sheet for children
Notes 56 Orchard Dve, Croydon 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Sinclair garden
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Sinclair garden
The pretty cottage-style front garden gives no hint of the beautiful terraced valley behind, filled with tall eucalypts and exotic trees underplanted with indigenous species. Banksias, waratahs, xanthorrhoeas and other natives are successfully integrated with old roses, maples, weeping birches and a mature magnolia. Stunning views from the deck.
Notes 124 McGowans Rd, Donvale 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Hanson garden
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Hanson garden
Sensitively placed rocks around beautiful fern-edged ponds reflect Bev Hanson's work with Ellis Stones. Her knowledge and love of all plants is evident in the rich collection of natives leading to bushland and the separate area of generously planted exotics. Courtyards lead off the house with vistas opening through tunnels of foliage.
Talks on garden design by Bev Hanson at 11am each day. Property adjacent to National Park
Notes 104 Webb St, Warrandyte 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Eden Park
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Eden Park
An impressive kilometre-long avenue of hawthorns leads into a country garden featuring both formal and cottage elements enhancing the beautiful historic homestead. Flourishing box hedges, perennials and roses are sheltered by mature shrubberies and trees. Wide lawn terraces edged in generous colourful beds lead down to a creek. Attractive productive garden.
Displays by Highland Cattle Association, Suffolk Sheep and local Historical Society. Stalls by Romsey Primary School and Landcare group
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Notes 2133 Romsey Rd, Romsey 10am-4.30pm $8.00
September    Saturday 20 and Sunday 21
Yallaroo Gardens
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Yallaroo Gardens
A wide range of WA leschenaultias in many colours is one highlight of a beautiful young garden filled with flowers. Over 2000 plants flourish in sweeping beds created by a knowledgeable and passionate native plant enthusiast and former Gardening Australia 'Gardener of the Year'. Vegetable gardens, covered orchard.
Children's treasure hunt
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Notes 7 Hillsmeade Dve, Narre Warren South 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Alcheringa
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Alcheringa
The classic 1970s bush-style native garden with stone work by Gordon Ford embraces a house designed by Alistair Knox. A rock waterfall is the central feature and supports a happy frog population. Butterfly-attracting indigenous plants feature among gymea lilies, banksias, croweas, callistemons and paperbarks. Small productive area.
Notes 46 Victoria Ave, Rosanna 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Illyarrie
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Illyarrie
Rare and beautiful Australian plants create year-round interest and a carpet of early spring colour in this elegant garden. Many Western Australian species thrive in the sandy soil, including unusual banksias and grevilleas, and repeat plantings create a cohesive design. Large collection of Australian orchids in flower.
Notes 7 Library Rd, Balnarring Beach 10am-4.30pm $8.00
September     Sunday 28
At Home with Phillip Johnson
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At Home with Phillip Johnson
In 2013 Phillip Johnson and his team made history when their design for the Trailfinders Australian Garden, presented by Flemings, was awarded top honours of 'Best in Show' at the Chelsea Flower Show - a feat never before achieved by an Australian team. You have a unique opportunity to join Phillip on an exclusive tour of his private garden at Olinda. The billabong at the heart of this tranquil haven has been transformed into a stunning natural swimming pool, providing enormous environmental benefits. Phillip will give a lecture as well as a tour of his native and indigenous wonderland, which features water capture and conservation at its core.
Olinda Bookings Essential $75.00


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