Our much loved tour this year takes us to the spectacular Dandenong Ranges National Park to visit unique gardens nestled amongst lush fern gullies and towering mountain ash – tallest hardwoods known to man and endemic to Victoria and Tasmania. Book early as numbers are limited. (The tour is confined to delegates). Tour comprises:
PHIL JOHNSON’S OLINDA GARDEN
This award-winning Australian garden nestles into the mountainside, so that garden and natural landscape become one – a perfect bush sanctuary with billabong, boardwalks and bathing outdoors.
CLOUDEHILL, JEREMY FRANCIS
Rated one of the world’s most beautiful gardens, with 25 garden spaces including herbaceous borders, breathtaking bulb meadow, forest glades, rare and endangered species, a new potager and much more. In situ sculpture, Diggers Nursery, restaurant and gift shop on site.
BURNHAM BEECHES, SHERBROOKE
One of Australia’s truly iconic gardens, and a well kept secret. Stroll the magnificent grounds, boasting produce gardens, emu enclosure, 500tree truffiere, and The Piggery Cafe. Take in the majesty of the 1930’s Art Moderne mansion, being resurrected and reimagined under the loving vision of acclaimed chefrestrateur, Shannon Bennett. A rare opportunity to step back to a time of glamour, Empire and romance.
HAWTHORN GARDEN, ANDREW LAIDLAW
A vibrant, plant driven garden combining stylish practical spaces for modern family life. This nurturing retreat with its children’s space responds superbly to its brief for an atypical Hawthorn garden.
IVANHOE GARDEN, ROBERT BOYLE LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Blending formal and informal elements, this beautiful garden gently transcends a sloping site via a series of integrated spaces, exuberant planting and meandering pathways to a natural style billabong merging with the Yarra River at its feet.
DATE: Friday September 18, 2015
TIME: 8.15 – 5.30pm (TBC)
INCLUDES: Vue de Monde boxed lunch, coach, guide, entry fees and garden notes. Dep/Ret Melbourne Convention Centre
BOOK: Via registration form or website
CONTACT: Jenny Wade - 0409 000 089 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Images (top to botom): Cloudehill, Dandenong Ranges, a supreme example of the very finest English style gardens in Australia; The wonderfully restored art moderne Burnham Beeches and garden provide an exciting new discovery for garden lovers; In middle class suburban Hawthorn, designer Andrew Laidlaw has introduced many succulents into this low maintenance family garden; and In Eltham, designer Robert Boyle continues the naturalistic Eltham School with style, tasteful textures, colours and spatial harmony.
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