- Australia - Victoria
- 28 spectacular gardens showcasing the work of some of Melbourne's most acclaimed garden designers. An added feature this year is 8 large scale gardens open to the public - 4 on the Mornington Peninsula open both Saturday and Sunday plus another 4, in the Euroa area, which will be open on the Sunday only.
Garden DesignFest Melbourne will feature twenty eight spectacular gardens showcasing the work of twenty two of Melbourne’s most acclaimed garden designers. As an added feature this year we have eight large scale gardens open to the public – four on the Mornington Peninsula open both Saturday and Sunday plus another four, in the Euroa area which will be open on the Sunday only.
Once again designers and their staff will be on hand at their respective gardens to chat to the public and to discuss their design needs and obtain all the relevant information needed to create or improve their own gardens.
The Patron of this festival is John Patrick, the well known media identity. Mr Patrick confirmed that 100% of the net proceeds will go to the charities selected by Rotary as listed on the Garden DesignFest website. As the proud organisers of this event the Rotary Club of Kew in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of Brighton North and Central Melbourne Sunrise aims to firstly, raise much needed funds for its selected charities; and secondly, to encourage creative, bold, innovative, versatile, practical and responsible gardening in our Australian gardens.
We are deeply indebted to the generous owners of the gardens and their designers without whom we would not be able to stage this event.
There are several bus tour options
Saturday – 8 town gardens around Melbourne
Sunday – either Melbourne Northern Suburbs + Dandenongs OR Mornington Peninsula OR Euroa country gardens.
Click here for more details or see costs under Pricing tab
Click on a designer’s name for more information
Andrew Plymin; Andrew Whyte; Ben Scott; Cameron Paterson; Don Thomson; Eugene Gilligan; Gail van Rooyen; Inge Jabara; John Patrick ;Karen Sutherland; Paul Bangay; Paul Pritchard; Phil Stray; Phillip Withers; Richard Bellemo; Rick Eckersley; Robert Boyle; Roslyn McCully; Sandra McMahon; Stephen Read; Steve Taylor; Wendy Clarke
See full list and addresses under the Brochure tab
- Garden DesignFest Garden List Download
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Single Garden Entry is $8.00 or $12.00
(Visit the Garden DesignFest Garden Details Page for individual entry price)
Payable at each garden gate.
ALL GARDENS - Entry Tickets are $45.00
Enables entry to every garden on display and may be pre-purchased on-line by clicking the Book Now link.
These tickets will also be available at each garden gate.
BUS TOURS -
Saturday 15 November - Tour of Melbourne City Gardens, includes lunch pack, drink, snack. Departs from CBD Melbourne. Cost: $160
Sunday 16 November - Tour of Melbourne Northern Suburbs Gardens + Dandenongs, includes lunch pack, drink, snack. Departs from CBD Melbourne Cost: $160
Sunday 16 November - Tour of Mornington Peninsula Gardens, includes gourmet lunch pack, wine tasting. Departs from Brighton Beach Railway Station. Cost: $190
Sunday 16 November - Tour of Euroa Region Gardens, includes lunch pack, drink, snack. Departs from CBD Melbourne. Cost: $200
Combined Sat & Sunday - Tours of City Gardens, includes lunch pack, drink, snack. Departs from CBD Melbourne. Cost: $250
Combined Sat & Sunday - City Tour and Mornington Peninsula Gardens Tour, includes lunches for day, drink, snack. Departs as per single days. Cost: $310
Combined Sat & Sunday - City Tour and Euroa Gardens Tour. Includes lunches for day, drink, snack. Departs as per single days. Cost: $320