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This information is updated regularly. However from time to time due to circumstances beyond our control, last minute cancellations can occur.

Description & Photos
Use the 'click here' link next to each garden name to find a description, list of facilities and photo of each garden.
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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.
Bushfire Information
With summer upon us and the bushfire season underway we strongly recommend that you check your local fire service website prior to travelling to gardens in fire prone areas. Cancellations due to bushfires will be listed here as soon as possible.
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Please note that children under 18 are admitted free of charge

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Details & Photo Garden Notes




March    Saturday 7 and Sunday 8
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A beautiful country garden designed to maximise spectacular views of Corio Bay and the You Yangs. Deep garden beds feature lovely plant combinations, and a mixed shrubbery interlaced with textural perennials is a plantlover's delight. The careful layout and plant selection have successfully overcome the challenge of strong salt-laden winds.
Notes 965 Portarlington Rd, Curlewis 10am-4.30pm $8.00
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This romantic garden is a hidden treasure just two kilometres from the city centre. A beautiful Golden Elm and other mature trees give dappled shade to a series of rooms filled with perennials, hardy Mediterranean species, grasses, an abundant vegetable bed and a young orchard. Bee-keeping, worm farms, hens and compost-making.
2pm each day: compost making and soil improvement techniques. Games and face painting for children
Notes 478 Ryrie St, East Geelong 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Croyle Vegetable Garden
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Croyle Vegetable Garden
Antique iron gates lead into an abundant one-acre vegetable garden enclosed by a Portuguese Laurel hedge. Four large vegetable plots are divided by wide gravel paths and edged with locally quarried stone. Medlars, quinces, figs, cherries, apples and pears surround four chook and duck houses. Perennial beds include strawberries, asparagus and herbs
Notes Riddoch Hwy, Mount Gambier, SA 10am-4.30pm $8.00
March    Saturday 14 and Sunday 15
Rockley Road Garden Click here
Rockley Road Garden
An elegant and predominantly green Italianate garden with an emphasis on form for year-round interest. Massed 'Alba' rugosa roses are a foil for immaculate tiered hedging of sasanqua camellias, lavender and box. Boston ivy on walls, delightful clipped box balls, soothing fountain, effective cypress hedge. Treasured collection of potted Japanese maples.
Notes 32 Rockley Rd, South Yarra 10am-4.30pm $8.00
The Patch Primary School
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The Patch Primary School
This multi-award winning garden was designed and implemented by the students, engaging them in nature-based education and emphasising sustainability issues. Orchard, chooks and an acre of fenced wetlands. Several small garden areas including bush food, edible, alphabet, world, dry, Australian plants and bio-diversity to attract butterflies.
Wood-fired pizzas, sausage sizzle, teas, coffee cart, local produce. Student-led tours of the gardens and wetlands; talks, demonstrations and workshops. Live music. For children: scarecrow making, plant propagation, miniature garden-making and art activities
Notes 53 Kallista-Emerald Rd, The Patch 10am-4.30pm $8.00
La Dolce Vita Click here
La Dolce Vita
An elegant and self-sufficient garden showcasing what can be achieved on a low budget by propagating plants and utilising local materials for construction. The white crocus walk is a highlight in late summer. Extensive vegetable garden, chickens and covered orchard.
For children: play area, gnome and fairy garden

DIRECTIONS: From Yea take Maroondah Hwy to Merton; continue for 2.5km and turn left into North Creek Rd (picnic reserve on cnr); travel 5km and turn left into O'Briens Rd; garden further 2km. From Mansfield take Maroondah Hwy to Bonnie Doon; continue for 12.5km and turn right into North Creek Rd; proceed as above
Notes 252 O'Brien Rd, Ancona 10am-4.30pm $8.00
March    Saturday 21 and Sunday 22
Albertine Click here
A stunning young garden alive with the colour and perfume of roses, irises and lavender in box-hedged beds. Beautiful stonework, paving, fountains, two large lily ponds and waterfalls. Copses of silver birches soften hard landscaping elements. Animal husbandry area with alpacas, goats, sheep and poultry.
Notes 9 Heather Rd, Gisborne 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Bonolea Click here
A Mediterranean-style garden combining the decorative and the productive. A large potager features vegetables and fruits interlaced with flowers and herbs. Small olive grove, long arbour of Shiraz grapes, Italian water features, Tuscan-inspired wood oven. The garden produces olive oil, table olives and grapes for wine-making.
Home-grown preserves and relishes
Notes 15 Mildura Way, Charlton 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Dillon garden Click here
Dillon garden
An oasis of green in the midst of wheat farming country, the garden is a mix of native and exotic trees shading relaxed and peaceful areas, many with pastoral views. Massed roses and salvias are colourful highlights. Lush box hedges, summerhouse, small goldfish pond, rustic sculptures.
Notes 9 Narraport Rd, Wycheproof 10am-4.30pm $8.00
March    Friday 27
Bellarine Peninsula Garden Tour
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Bellarine Peninsula Garden Tour
A wonderful opportunity to visit four diverse gardens, each with a strong sense of place and each embracing and interpreting the elements differently. Bellarine, designed by Fiona Brockhoff; Brambledale Farm, in part designed by John Patrick and Michael McCoy; Bourke Farm, an exciting garden hosting a significant sculpture collection; and Seaview, beautifully designed to maximise spectacular views of Corio Bay and the You Yangs. You will also be given a guided tour of the Geelong Botanic Gardens and its new 21st century garden, and concluding with a visit to the Friend's Plant Nursery.
Bellarine Peninsula Bookings Essential $190.00
March    Saturday 28 and Sunday 29
Wallbrink garden Click here
Wallbrink garden
A sustainable and productive garden created with flair and creativity. Unusual foliage and plant combinations are a feature of the eye-catching native species used in the nature strip and front garden. Productive back garden with raised vegetable beds and chicken coop. Recycled and eclectic objects; tanks for water capture and greywater systems.
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Photo courtesy of: Andrew Lloyd
Notes 22 Lang St, Beaumaris 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Cancelled opening
Table Top Public School Garden
Table Top, NSW
Kerr Sustainability Centre Click here
Kerr Sustainability Centre
A community garden of inspiring diversity and surprising size. Individual plots contain a wealth of vegetables, fruit and herbs intermingled with ornamentals. Communal areas are home to fruit trees and perennials, and surrounding plantings provide a habitat for wildlife. Chooks, bees - and possibly the most charming shed in town!

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Notes St Johns Rd, Thurgoona, NSW 10am-4.30pm $8.00

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