Having Grown Up in Melbourne my whole life I like to think I know a thing or two about our great city. Although I live in the South East I am passionate about fun family days out and keen to bring them to the foreground. Looking forward to sharing.
Calling all Gardening enthusiasts, flower fiends and horticultural hounds, you are invited to Ballarat this spring to discover a selection of the region's beautiful private and public gardens at the 8th annual Ballarat Gardens in Spring.
Five private gardens from the Ballarat region will open their gates on 14 and 15 November, showcasing their stunning spring glory to the general public. With the theme of contrasts celebrating all that spring offers in large and small gardens, Ballarat Gardens in Spring promises to delight all that visit these amazing Gardens.
Soak in the glorious atmosphere and see nature at its best. This is a must see for any Gardening lover. And even for those that are not so into the Gardening side but can appreciate natural beauty when they see it.
Visitors can see wonderlands filled with romantic perennials and assorted topiary and obelisks, wander winding paths lined with specimen trees leading to shrubs and clever massed plantings and explore whimsical spaces bursting with color and an eclectic range of plants and pre-loved up-cycled treasures. It's also an opportunity to meet the owners and glean some local knowledge and take home a few ideas.
The gardens are open from 10am to 4pm each day with $5 entry fee for adults (children are free). Some gardens will have plants and produce for sale. Building on the success of last year, a fully guided day tour is offered for Melbourne based visitors on Sunday 15 November.
The five open gardens, inclusive of coach transport is priced at $30. The tour starts at the Ballarat Train Station for passengers arriving on the 11.02am train from Melbourne and will return for the 4.19pm departure. Bookings are essential for this tour. Ballarat Gardens in Spring is organised by the Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and is a not for profit event. Any profits raised contribute to projects in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens for everyone to enjoy in the future. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired by the work of fellow gardeners in a region renowned for its spring time splendor.
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Bookings and pre-payment essential - Phone: 0407 554306