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Some forthcoming Open Days in Melbourne and Victoria:

Open Garden - The Witches Garden

Established 34 years ago by Felicity and Lew, The Witches Garden is a two-hectare garden with established trees, sweeping lawns and beds of beautiful perennials and roses.

A Monet-inspired bridge covered in wisteria crosses a picturesque lake. There is an extensive veggie garden and Felicity’s keen interest in herbs and medicinal plants is evident with many planted alongside the wandering paths. The Witches ‘Cottage’ is a delightful feature for children.

With views across the beautiful Mitta River and beyond to the mountains, this garden is has a lovely 'sense of place' in this very special part of country Victoria.

At the opening there will also be:

  • Plant sales
  • Coffee and cake
  • Local pop-up stalls selling craft, preserves and other local produce
  • A Local Art show displayed in the gallery on-site (a converted garage)
  • Musicians in the afternoons

10am – 5pm (Sat and Sun)
10am – 4.30pm (Mon) with band 5.00 – 8.00pm
General Entry $8  (Under 18 free)  Students $5

On Monday evening 5.00pm – 8.00pm 'The Apostle String Band Tour' will be performing in the garden. - Cost for Band Entry on Monday $40 (optional) includes garden entry fee $40 per adult (children free) includes entry into the garden. BYO chair / picnic rug / drinks / food.



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Gardens of the Goldfields - Castlemaine & District Festival of Gardens

Every two years, numbers of private gardens in the Castlemaine district are open to the public during Melbourne Cup week. White Hat can thoroughly recommend this wonderful event. There is a variety of gardens, from grand and historical gardens to small cottage plots and gardens. Details of the gardens can be found on Festival of Gardens website. Details of addresses, opening times and chardes can be found in the souvenir program which can be purchased at the Castlemaine, Maldon and Bendigo Visitor Information Centres and select retailers around Castlemaine.

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Garden Designfest

Two weekends in November featuring Australia’s best display of professionally designed gardens.

This is a rare chance to visit an array of wonderful private gardens and chat with garden designers.

The event is presented by the Rotary Clubs of Kew, Brighon North and Central Melbourne who have been able to raise over $530,000 since the first Garden DesignFest in 2004, and ALL of that has been donated to Charities.

Rural Areas - 10th & 11th November 2018
Melbourne & Peninsular - 17th & 18th November 2018

Gardens open 10am to 5pm - Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details at Garden Designfest



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Open Garden - Jennifer Clancy designed garden at Lal Lal Estate

Lal Lal Estate was established in the 1850s on the banks of the Lal Lal Creek south of Ballarat by the Fisken family.  Over six generations of the family have developed one of Victoria’s finest merino sheep properties and during this time have established wonderful homestead gardens which include many significant trees including century old English and American Oaks, Sequoiadendrons, Monkey Puzzle and Weeping Elms. In 2014 the stewardship of Lal Lal passed onto Tianyu Wool who have been equally as passionate about the property and its gardens.

The centrepiece of the existing garden has always been the mesmerising lake views with foreground of sweeping tranquil lawns and the background of Eucalyptus mirrored in the still water.

The original extensive shrubberies and mixed borders have been expanded with a wide collection of Camellias and Rhododenrons, Viburnums and Philadelphus in the sheltered areas, and Cistus, Rhaphiolepis, Escallonia, Euphorbia and Iris in the dry open areas.  The understory of the woodland gardens has been increased with Hellebores, Japanese Windflowers, Cliveas and Epimediums.  A wider variety of trees has been introduced with a collection of Cornus, Flowering Cherries, Maples, Ginkgo and Palms.

Visiting Lal Lal (aboriginal word for water) is a wonderful opportunity to see a heritage garden with significant completed renovations, and continuing development works underway. This is an opportunity to enjoy a garden still unfolding.

Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest



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Paul Bangay's Stonefields Open Garden

Renowned landscape designer Paul Bangay is once again opening the gates to Stonefields, his spectacular 16-hectare private property near Daylesford in central Victoria, to raise money for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.

  • Garden open hours: General admission is from 10 am–6 pm, with four sessions to choose from: 10 am–12 pm, 12 pm–2 pm, 2 pm–4 pm and 4 pm–6 pm.  Private tours led by Paul Bangay, proudly sponsored by Ross Garden Tours, start at 8.30 am both days.
  • Tickets: Early-bird tickets are available online now for $30. On the event weekend, tickets are $40 at the gate. Private tours are $250. Children under 12 enter free.
  • Parking and access: There are two parking options, free parking off-site and premium on-site parking at an additional cost.

Stonefields is rarely open to the public and this event is an exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes at one of Australia’s most celebrated gardens.

Stroll through the seven acres of spectacular gardens, and also enjoy:

  • a selection of fine food and beverages on the lawn
  • the vibrant Community Market with unique items, including some of the rare plants you can see growing at Stonefields
  • meeting Paul Bangay and Stephanie Alexander in the book-signing marquee, and browsing books and gifts
  • discovering more about pleasurable food education with the Kitchen Garden Foundation team
    stalls selling products made by Kitchen Garden Program schools.

All proceeds from this event go towards supporting the delivery of pleasurable food education in Australian schools and centres.

Full information and bookings on the Kitchen Garden Foundation website.

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Garden Designfest

Two weekends in November featuring Australia’s best display of professionally designed gardens.

This is a rare chance to visit an array of wonderful private gardens and chat with garden designers.

The event is presented by the Rotary Clubs of Kew, Brighon North and Central Melbourne who have been able to raise over $530,000 since the first Garden DesignFest in 2004, and ALL of that has been donated to Charities.

Rural Areas - 10th & 11th November 2018
Melbourne & Peninsular - 17th & 18th November 2018

Gardens open 10am to 5pm - Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details at Garden Designfest



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Garden Designfest

Two weekends in November featuring Australia’s best display of professionally designed gardens.

This is a rare chance to visit an array of wonderful private gardens and chat with garden designers.

The event is presented by the Rotary Clubs of Kew, Brighon North and Central Melbourne who have been able to raise over $530,000 since the first Garden DesignFest in 2004, and ALL of that has been donated to Charities.

Rural Areas - 10th & 11th November 2018
Melbourne & Peninsular - 17th & 18th November 2018

Gardens open 10am to 5pm - Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details at Garden Designfest



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Open Garden - John Patrick designed garden in Kew

‘Norman House’ was built between 1901-1910, designed by renowned architects Ussher and Kemp. Henry Kemp was the original owner of ‘Heald Lawn’, next door at No.5.

This historic property has been fully renovated, including a contemporary rear extension incorporating a large upper terrace and pool. This includes stunning specimens of red flowering Mandevilla.

This garden will appeal to traditional plant lovers and incorporates old favourites as well as some rare and unusual species not commonly seen or used in modern gardens.

Specimens of interest include: Professor Sargent Camellia (Camellia japonica ‘Professor Sargent’), Tree Gardenia (Gardenia thungergia), Hydrangea (Hydrangea aspera), White Luculia (Luculia grandiflora), Yellow Daphne (Daphne edgeworthia), Brazilian Plume Flower (Justicia carnea), Lemon Myrtle (Backhousea citriodora), Tree Peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) and the large leaved Puka (Meryta sinclairii), endemic to New Zealand.

Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest



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Government House Open Day

As part of Australia Day, citizens and visitors are invited to visit Government House, inspect many rooms not normally open to the public and enjoy a picnic on the lawns. Music and entertainment throughout the day.
 

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White Night Melbourne

  • Flinders Street Station
  • Forum Theatre

White Night Melbourne uses installations, lighting, exhibitions, street performances, film, music, dance and interactive events in a 12 hour overnight event that transforms the city into a wonderland.

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Twilight Jazz at Cruden Farm

For White Hat, the Twilight Jazz at Cruden Farm is one of the special events of the year. We strongly recommend you gather the family together and get down to one of the most special gardens in Australia as there is only one chance a year for the general public to experience it at the special time of twilight.

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Parliament House Open Day

Apart from its regular free daily tours, Melbourne's Parliament House has an annual open day. On this day not only are the interior spaces of Parliament House open to the public, the grounds and gardens are also accessible. More details at Parliament House Open Day >>

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Lara Food & Wine Festival

Lara Food and Wine FestivalJoin us in tasting an array of produce. All from over 60 of our regions gourmet food and wine producers. Bring a rug and picnic on the lawns of the historic Pirra Homestead. White Hat suggests you bring a picnic rug.



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Heritage Apple Festival

Join the Diggers Club team for a weekend of heritage apple festivities and celebrations.

Taste test and choose the best heritage apples and pears, sample freshly pressed apple juice and cider, taste and buy delicious baked apple pies and strudels.

For the green thumbs join garden tours and learn about the history and making of this beautiful garden and pick-up gardening tips at the free gardening workshops.

Book into an Apple Masterclass with the heritage apple experts, Pete the Permie and David Key and sample cider from local makers. Learn all about cider making at the demonstrations.

Listen to live music at the Fork to Fork Café while you enjoy a menu inspired by the autumn harvest and complimented by wine.

Children activities on Sunday between 11am-2pm



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Open House Bendigo Weekend

Reading Room, Bendigo

Open House Bendigo Weekend program opens a number buildings including outstanding private homes, significant heritage redevelopments, with tours of selected venues.

Bendigo is only 90 minutes by train from Melbourne, or a pleasant drive through the Macedon Ranges. Check out places to stay in Bendigo.

Full details on the Open House Bendigo website.

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Open Garden - Chestnut Tree Holiday Units

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, the Chestnut Tree Holiday Units (accommodation details here) will be open to the public.

Three acres of landscaped gardens – rock walls, hedges, standard lumas, natives, mollis, tulips, azaleas, rhododendrons, many standard roses, dogwoods, maples (lipstick and Japanese), Mt Fuji Weeping cherries, catalpas, weeping elms and mulberries.

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Open Garden - Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, Mountain Fresh Trout & Salmon Farm will be open to the public.

We do not classify ourselves as gardeners but we have created a lovely place to stroll around our 20 acre property. Feed the fish or try and catch a fish if you like. Bring a picnic and just enjoy the views.

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Open Garden - Lavender Hue

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, Lavender Hue will be open to the public.

Visit this working Lavender Farm in an idyllic lush riverside setting. 

A tree lined drive of Canadian Maples, Pencil Pines & Liquid Ambers welcome you with lavender fields on either side. Rhododendrons, Azaleas & Irises  also make for a picturesque spring setting. 

Relax on the deck or in the wisteria laden courtyard, savouring oven fresh Devonshire tea (as an extra) while enjoying the sounds of the sparkling Ovens River & views of the surrounding bus;

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Open Garden - Buffalo River Native Nursery

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, Buffalo River Native Nursery will be open to the public.

We have a five acre block on the corner of Buffalo River Road and the Merriang South Road in Myrtleford that backs onto the Buffalo River. The garden is about 28 years old and contains mostly native plants with a small orchard and fruit and vegetable plots. Plants include grevillea, callistemon, eremophila, banksias, waratah, several ferns and a large range of kangaraoo paws. Several indigenous plants grow along the river, which is mostly cleared of black berries.  We also run a small native nursery with heaps of plants available for purchase.

We will have a garden tour at 11am each Sunday

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Open Garden - Kaceen Empire

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, Kaceen Empire will be open to the public.

Come on a magical journey through our beautiful 1.5 acre display nestled into the foot hills of the Alpine area of north East Victoria. Come and explore our two authentic styled cabins, 3 bridges, pizza hut, wizards shack, tree house, castle ruins, fairy garden, blacksmith’s work shop and much more to spark a little inspiration in everyone. There is also plenty to buy and take home for your own garden.

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays - 9am to 4pm. Saturdays & Sundays - 10am to 3pm

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Open Garden - Heritage Shaddock Trees
As part of the Bright Spring Festival, Heritage Shaddock Trees will be open to the public. Two of the only four shaddock trees in Victoria. These trees are over 100 years old and are listed with the National Trust. Come in and try our fruit. Complimentary information leaflets, recipes, samples and fruit available. ..
Open Garden - Eagles Rest

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, Eagles Rest will be open to the public.

This is an intense garden landscaped magnificently on about 1 acre. Planted down to a wide variety of trees and shrubs, many manicured and shaped for effect. Water features, a raised vegetable garden and poultry all add for effect and interest. This garden will also be part of the two Thursdays Harrietville tour day see details in the calendar of events.

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Open Garden - High Country Lavender

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, High Country Lavender  will be open to the public.

Come and see this rambling, artistic, ad-hock country garden.  You are also welcome to wander through our beautiful mudbrick home built by Julie and Ted.  There are some old cars on display in the shed for anyone interested. Handmade crafts and lavender oil made by Ted available for purchase.

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Open Garden - Shady Brook

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, Shady Brook will be open to the public.

Shady Brook is set on 14 acres, over 7 of which are landscaped and planted with thousands of spring flowering shrubs such as camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas and many others including Australian natives. There are also large plantings of unusual and rare conifers. The property also contains many rare and exotic trees and shrubs.

Shady Brook is set on the Ovens River with natural bush and walking tracks as a backdrop that take you up for spectacular views of the Mt Feathertop range. There is also a large and relaxing water feature and walks along the river. You need to allow at least one hour appreciating the garden. Free garden notes and tea/coffee/biscuits are provided, also toilet facilities available. Buses and large groups by prior appointment please.

This garden will also be part of the two Thursdays Harrietville tour day see details in the calendar of events.

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Open Garden - Elm Haven

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, Elm Haven will be open to the public.

A romantic garden in a town setting framed by 100 year old elm trees. Featuring garden art with a selection of cottage plants and spring flowers.

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Open Garden - Homestead Estate Winery and Olive Grove

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, Homestead Estate Winery and Olive Grove will be open to the public.

The garden was first established in 1869 and has seen many changes. Original trees include Magnolia Grandiflora (1872), a grove of Elms, a hoop pine. Recent additions are an avenue of red oaks, ginkgos, silver birch, magnolias, Manchurian pears, Claret Ash, two vineyards and olive groves. Roses and peonies are the stars of the cottage garden. Wine and Olive Oil tasting are available. Devonshire tea available.  Tours of the Historic Homestead 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

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Open Garden - Bright Community Garden

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, the Bright Community Garden will be open to the public.

This garden is a non-for profit community project of Upper Ovens Valley Landcare Group. The food forest has over 30 food trees and is heading into its third Spring, with trees planted in honour of families, community groups and loved ones. We have two rainwater tanks on site and have put in a system of swales to ensure efficient water catchment and use. We have, and continue to collect recycled materials to build beds, a gathering shelter, wash station, compost and worm bays and the list goes on and is ever evolving. We are striving to employ Permaculture design principles with zero chemical input, water saving design and closed system cycling of nutrients and waste.  In the near future we will be holding workshops and events to create a shared learning space and provide an opportunity for the community to access healthy local produce.

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Open Garden - Mt Buffalo Olives

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, Mt Buffalo Olives will be open to the public.

Elisa and Colin Bertuch of Mt Buffalo Olives, invite you to come on a self-guided walk through the olive grove and arboretum that they have established at the foot of Mount Buffalo. Highlights include many well established trees – a Wollemi Pine, Bunya Pines, Forest Pansys, Oaks, Weeping Mulberries, Weeping Cherry, Maples, Gingkoes, Ash Trees, Coastal Redwood and many more. Get your mud-maps of the garden at the Mt Buffalo Olives farm-gate shop at the top of the drive. 

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Open Garden - Nightingales Apples

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, Nightingales Apples will be open to the public.

Many different varieties and colours of roses, rhododendrons and azaleas to view. Plus, many yummy apples to buy.

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Open Garden - Chalets Lumineux

As part of the Bright Spring Festival, Chalets Lumineux (accommodation information here) will be open to the public.

A beautiful, mature landscaped garden, a variety of "Arbres", lovely setting to lose yourself in. Silver birch, claret ash, liquidambar, colourful azaleas, camellias, daffodil and much more. Plenty of parking and seating.

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Open Garden - Lee Adams designed garden at Spring Gully

Working closely with the Owners from the initial concept of their contemporary, sustainably designed home, it was important for the garden to visually and spatially link with internal living spaces, to complement architectural features and to provide shade and privacy. With an emphasis on low maintenance requirements, minimal water usage, growing produce and the ability to create a haven for native birds and animals, my aim was to create a cohesive design that was both beautiful and functional.

Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Mark Bickerdike designed garden at Buninyong

This front garden is part of a family home, owned and occupied by its designer who has through his passion for gardening created a private sanctuary. This garden is a good example of how a designer can use space well and create depth through a back drop of layered hedges and planting within such a small space.

Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Paddy Milne designed garden at Newington

You will be welcomed by a large contemporary home, complete with inground pool, spa and bluestone paving.

The alfresco is perfectly positioned at the rear of the house, and the fully glazed wall of windows and doors give an unobstructed 180 degree view of the backyard. Only a few months ago, that view was of an old fence with a few exhausted looking climbing plants. The Scape Artist team have transformed this into the largest greenwall Ballarat has seen.

By installing a vertical garden, the entire space looks a feels lush and welcoming. A combination of plants gives great interest with varied foliage and colour.

Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Paddy Milne designed garden in Sturt Street

This garden takes pride of place in one of Ballarat’s busiest spots, and has long been a talking point. The house that overlooks this triangular outdoor space has its own fascinating style and history, including being a pub many years ago.

Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Perry Lethlean designed garden in Ballarat

The Lake Wendouree residence builds upon Ballarat’s rich gardening tradition and its specific loci. The house comprises of a series of pavilions placed within a variety of distinct landscape settings. At the rear of the house the transition between indoor and outdoor is made via a glass-louvered pavilion. An indoor garden reminiscent of the Victorian conservatory is filled with orchids and begonias that continue the local gardening traditions of Ballarat.

Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Deborah Hambleton designed garden in Malmsbury

“Melrose” is a circa 1860s bluestone cottage. The garden has been designed with a mix of elements – with some formality and symmetry, some romance and wildness, a mingling of ornamentals and productive plants and the use of local recycled materials and artefacts from overseas.

Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Kate & Kendall Monk designed garden at Kyneton

The Aperture Garden is a bold and expressive example of how landscape architectural design principles can be successfully applied to residential spaces. Not yet a year old, what this garden lacks in mature established plantings it makes up for in its artful and creative division of space, using striking colours, strong forms & a palette of materials that reference natural landscapes, both local & abroad.

Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Musk Cottage

As part of the Garden Designfest, the private garden designed by Eckersley & Broad at Flinders will be open to the public.

Musk cottage has been a pet project of Rick Eckersley and the EGA design Team for the past 6 years. The ten-acre property was purchased in 2008 with the intent of creating a different approach to garden making in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.  Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Kate Seddon designed garden at Red Hill South

As part of the Garden Designfest, the private garden designed by Kate Seddon at Red Hill South at Flinders will be open to the public.

The decorative blockwork, remnant walls of a previous house gave rise to an enclosed, walled garden, creating a whimsical and welcoming entry to a recently renovated country home.   Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Nathan Burkett designed garden at Dromana

Uniquely positioned on the edge of a cliff overlooking Port Phillip Bay, Nathan Burkett’s Coastal Garden celebrates form, structure and a diversity of coastal loving plant life.

A sweeping timber boardwalk weaves a sculptural form throughout the garden allowing its visitors to capture several naturally framed breathtaking views of the ocean.  Plant species such as Westringia, Miscantus and Lavender provide structure amongst a plethora of silver and green.  The curved deck leads down to a viewing platform with breathtaking views of Port Phillip Bay.

Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Carolyn Priest designed garden at Mentone

The garden is divided into three areas: the front garden, The Courtyard where the family gathers and The Terrace where larger groups are entertained. Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Paul Pritchard designed garden in Mentone

The garden was designed for an extremely active and fast-moving family. They wanted a low maintenance space that would provide dedicated areas for relaxation and entertaining and provide a beautiful outlook from their glassed living rooms. Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Cameron Paterson designed garden in Camberwell

‘Farmhouse Camberwell’ was the original farmhouse in this area of Camberwell South.

A little over a year ago, the new owners undertook an extensive refurbishment and contemporary rear extension for their family to grow into and enjoy for many years to come.

The landscape design set to utilise all the outdoor space and create interaction with the garden.

 Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Cameron Paterson designed garden in Toorak

The pool terraces contain significant palms which are under planted with Aloes and ferns to a create lush green space.  The kitchen garden terrace now contains espaliered citrus and an abundant herbaceous picking garden with soft flowering plants.

The lower terrace (overlooking the tennis court) has been transformed into a cool, tranquil place to sit on hot summer days. This area of the garden has been completely opened up and resurfaced with shade loving plants spilling out of garden beds.

For this active family, there is now no area of the garden that isn’t used and enjoyed. 

Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Inge Jabara designed garden in Glen Iris

The landscape was designed to make the owners feel they had a country farm in the middle of Melbourne. The owners wanted large planted zones, tree lines, framed views and a good use of the level changes in the garden.  

Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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Open Garden - Clint Leaver desined garden at Balnarring Beach

As part of the Garden Designfest, the private garden designed by Clint Leaver at Balnarring Beach will be open to the public.

The design includes a children's garden, wetlands and a spa garden/rainforests. Full details of this garden here.

Individual tickets available at gate or weekend passes available at booking site.

Full details of the two weekends of the festival at Garden Designfest

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