Garden DesignFest

Melbourne And Regional, VIC, 3000

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In 2018 Garden DesignFest will be held on 10 and 11 November (Gardens in rural Victoria) and 17 and 18 November (Metropolitan area and the Mornington Peninsula). Garden DesignFest is a biennial event.

Event Dates/Times

Saturday, 10 November 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday, 11 November 2018 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday, 17 November 2018 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday, 18 November 2018 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Entry Fee: $8

Single garden entry price varies with size of garden. All Garden entry price will be determined for all Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula gardens on 17/18 November, and for all Regional Victorian gardens on 10/11 November.

Tickets available in advance on web site,, or on the day at each garden.

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces

Location & Contact Info

  • Various Locations
  • Melbourne And Regional, VIC, 3000

Also open on Sat, 10 November 2018

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Mica Grange
Sutton Grange

Regularly Open Gardens (<100km)

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Como House
South Yarra, VIC
Cruden Farm
Langwarrin, VIC
Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm
Shepherds Flat, VIC
Rippon Lea House and Garden
Elsternwick, VIC
Yarrabee Native Garden
Lara, VIC

Public Gardens nearby - Free admission

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Bushy Creek Reserve & Greenlink Nursery
Box Hill North, VIC
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC
Williamstown Botanic Gardens
Williamstown, VIC

Event Guide

Garden DesignFest 2018 will provide garden lovers with the opportunity to visit professionally designed private gardens in Victoria over two weekends in November. Gardens in Rural Areas (Ballarat, Bendigo and Macedon areas) will be open November 10 a ...

One day Bus Tours

A convenient way to see several gardens is to go on a one day bus tour.
Garden DesignFest has organised bus tours (lunch included) to Ballarat gardens (Saturday 10 November), Metropolitan Melbourne gardens (Saturday 17 November) and the Mornington Peninsula (Sunday 18 November).  More Info »

Designers in Attendance

The key distinguishing feature of Garden DesignFest is that all the gardens on display are designed by professional garden designers.

To add to the visual pleasure of visiting the gardens,such as this garden in Armadale designed by Robert Boyle, you also have the opportunity to personally meet the designers at each garden and to discuss their work and how they handled the challenges the site presented.

End Trachoma by 2020

Garden DesignFest is organised by Rotary to raise funds for charity. The main charity to benefit from this year's Garden DesignFest is End Trachoma by 2020. Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices.

Since the event began in 2004, more than $500,000 has been donated to charity.

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