Garden DesignFest

Melbourne And Regional, VIC, 3000

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Gardens in the Melbourne Metropolitan area and Mornington Peninsula will be open on 17 and 18 November as part of Garden DesignFest 2018. Gardens in rural Victoria were open on 10 and 11 November Garden DesignFest is a biennial event.

Event Dates/Times

Last open November 2018 Check later for future dates
Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces

Location & Contact Info

  • Melbourne And Regional, VIC, 3000

Regularly Open Gardens (<100km)

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Como House
South Yarra, VIC
Cruden Farm
Langwarrin, VIC
Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm
Shepherds Flat, VIC
Panorama Wildlife Sanctuary and Secret Gardens
Boneo, 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 ...

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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