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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.

Please note that children under 18 are admitted free of charge

Garden Name

Details & Photo Garden Notes




April    Saturday 25 and Sunday 26
Crooked Road Estate Click here
Crooked Road Estate
A remarkable garden displaying a deep knowledge of how to grow plants outside their natural climatic zones. At its heart is a huge organic vegetable garden which includes 100 fruit trees. Fifty varieties of palms; rare and endangered plants from all over the world. Magnolias, maples, oaks and Australian natives.
Guided walks at 11am and 2pm each day. Olive oil sales (home of 'Ben Hur' and 'Kolossus' olives).
Notes 126 Crooked Rd, Romsey 10am-4.30pm $8.00
May    Saturday 2 and Sunday 3
Warrawee Gardens Click here
Warrawee Gardens
A thoughtful planting design maximises vistas throughout this young garden. A sunken circular lawn is embraced by shrubs, conifers and deciduous trees including many unusual maples providing glorious autumn colour. Hundreds of native shrubs, especially grevilleas, provide food for birds and bees. Orchard, vegetables, chooks.
Pirate Ship playground for children
Notes 24 Warrawee Ave, Beaconsfield 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Warrawong Click here
A steep block has been sensitively developed in a series of broad terraces, allowing views of the young garden from the Alistair Knox house. Gravel paths link garden beds; bluestone and brick paths link the different levels. Yellow box trees shelter grevilleas, correas, eremophilas, indigenous acacias, cherry ballart and goodenias.
Artwork for sale
Notes 63 Luck St, Eltham 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Overnewton Castle Click here
Overnewton Castle
Boston ivy clings to the 1849 house modelled on a traditional Scottish castle. Beautiful cypresses, an avenue of olives and a venerable old oak in its autumn glory date from the 1850s. Now restored to its 1920s condition, wide lawns hold pretty flower beds backed by camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas.
Art show, sausage sizzle, market stalls. Treasure hunt for children. Tour of the castle $15pp.

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Notes 51 Overnewton Rd, Keilor 10am-4.30pm $8.00
Narbethong Farm Click here
Narbethong Farm
A long driveway of mature trees and post-and-rail fences leads into a magnificent garden of stately trees complemented by newer plantings. Several acres of green lawns weave around glorious trees and shrubs underplanted with perennials and groundcovers. Conifers, birches, maples, dogwoods, beeches, rhododendrons, parterre garden, olive grove, lake. Exceptional autumn colour.
Notes 551 Maroondah Hwy, Narbethong 10am-4.30pm $10.00
May    Sunday 10
Cruden Farm
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Cruden Farm
A wonderful opportunity to visit the renowned garden of the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch in all its magnificent autumnal splendour. Dame Elisabeth came to Cruden Farm as a young bride more than 80 years ago, and her legacy remains with her skilful garden design. Beautiful herbaceous borders, the famous avenue of lemon-scented gums, the picking garden, shrub walks, tree-shaded lawns and the landscaped lake are all harmoniously blended with the surrounding countryside.
Guided garden tours at 12.30pm and 3pm. Talks at 11am by Professor Gini Lee on 'The landscape and the gardener; a ramble through Cruden Farm's favourite places'.

Please note that buses must pre-book. See event details for information
Notes Cranhaven Rd, Langwarrin 10am-4.30pm $15.00
May    Saturday 30 and Sunday 31
Tugurium Click here
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.
Botanical art display and sales. Talks at 11am and 2pm: 'Plants for colour and structure in winter'
Notes 8 Centenary Ave, Macedon 10am-4.30pm $8.00
June    Saturday 13 and Sunday 14
Changed date: see 30-31 May
June    Saturday 27 and Sunday 28
Cancelled opening
Cancelled opening
Wilton Park

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