Yarrabee Native Garden

Lara, VIC, 3212

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This private 5 acre garden is only 20 minutes from Geelong and is well worth a visit from anyone who has an interest in gardening. Our object is to encourage interest with homeowners to use more native plants and second hand materials for use in their landscaping needs. This beautiful extensive garden encompasses a wide range of habitats and plants spread around the spacious, but easily-travelled grounds.

Opening Times

The Garden is normally open by appointment only outside of special events.
Group bookings, garden clubs and coaches are welcome with special packages available that include morning/afternoon tea.

Entry Fee: $10

Warning: Water in the garden

Location & Contact Info

  • 50 West Gateway
  • Lara, VIC, 3212

Local Climate Zone: 10 - Mediteranean

Summer avg. Max: 25°C Winter avg. Min: 6°C
Avg Frost Days:6
Annual Rainfall avg: 504mm. Summer avg. 118mm.
No. of rainy days: 29 Winter avg. 125mm.

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Garden Guide

This 5 acre property was purchased in 1982. At the time it was flat flood prone farm land. It took over 2 years to bring in 100's of tonnes of clean fill to build up the property. First on the agenda was building the dam which is filled with natural ...

Exhibit by Geelong Sculptors Society

On display and for sale throughout the garden will be sculptors from the Geelong Sculptors Society.


One of our three ponds


Enjoy the sound of rushing water

Veggie garden

These veggie beds are made out of wood and recycled corrugated iron. The beds now hold carrots, potatoes, radishes, tomatoes, peas, beans, beetroot, lettuce, corn, onions and the light goes on.....
Our covered orchard comprises of over 38 fruits tree, 180 strawberries and 35+ loganberry and blackberry plants.
covered orchard comprises of over 38+ fruit trees, 180+


Stroll around the dam

Visitor Comments

The Benalla Garden Club welcomed with great hospitality on a rainy day in November A day enjoyed by all. Judy S. December
Judy - December 2018
we had a wonderful day at these gardens, tourism Geelong and the Bellarine volunteers visited just recently
Annamarie - February 2018
The Springvale Garden Club visited these beautiful gardens in September. I would highly recommend them. They are a mix of natives and exotics. Very pleasing to the eye. Allow 90 mins./2 hrs. to see everything.
Cheryl - October 2016

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