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Garden lovers in the goldfields
The annual Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend is on again. This year's event is being held on:

Saturday 11 November, 9.00am-5.00pm
Sunday 12 November, 9.00am-4.00pm

Creswick Annual Garden Lovers Weekend

A delight for all green thumbs and garden lovers, this annual community event is now in its fourth year. Come and visit the historic Central Goldfields Region of Victoria and see a wide range of gardens and nurseries.

Creswick Annual Garden Lovers Weekend

You'll be able to visit seven private gardens that will be opened up to the public and you can stop and have a chat to the creators. There will also be six outstanding commercial gardens and nurseries for you to explore and pick up some ideas for your own gardens.

Creswick Annual Garden Lovers Weekend
Shirley's Garden

The seven private gardens range from compact suburban backyards and a courtyard garden in town to larger rural gardens in the region. For details on the individual gardens open to the public, click here.

Creswick Annual Garden Lovers Weekend
Ophir Cottage

These hidden gems are filled with creativity and magic and are guaranteed to impress.

Creswick Annual Garden Lovers Weekend

Creswick Annual Garden Lovers Weekend
Margaret's Courtyard

The commercial gardens for you to visit include:

Lambley Gardens and Nursery in Ascot
Creswick Nursery in Miss Northcott's Garden
Overwrought Sculpture Garden and Gallery at Blampied Brenlissa Nursery at Mount Rowan
Mistydowns Nursery
Newlyn Antiques and Cottage Garden in Newlyn
Bells Water Gardens in Newlyn, plus the
Maze House also near Newlyn.

Creswick Annual Garden Lovers Weekend
Charnowood - Photo - Dee Photography

The Annual Creswick Garden Club Flower Show will also be on at the Town Hall. Beautiful displays of a wide range of cut flowers, container plants, fruits and vegetables, floral art, homemade preserves, art and craft, and children's gardening and craft will be on display. There will also be a plant stall, basket weaving, glass and ceramic decorations and a raffle will be held during the show.

Creswick Annual Garden Lovers Weekend
Creswick Garden Club - Flower Show

The flower show will be open Saturday from 2.30pm to 5.00pm, and Sunday from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Entry is free.

Local artist Di Lehne of DLehneArt, and local photographer, Jennie Boyd of Jennie Boyd Photos, are also holding an exhibition of garden-related paintings and photographs at the Red Fox Coffee Lounge over both days of the event. All paintings and photographs are for sale. Open Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 4.00pm

Creswick Annual Garden Lovers Weekend
DLehne Art

The Neighbourhood Centre at 19 Victoria Street in Creswick will be the point of contact for ticket sales, maps and general information. Adult entry fees are $5 per garden and children are free. Please note that there are no EFTPOS facilities at the venue, but there are two ATMs in town. Tickets can also be purchased in advance here.

The historic gold mining town of Creswick lies at the heart of the central goldfields, cradled between ancient volcanic hilltops and set amongst majestic eucalypts. This picturesque town has a resident population of more than 3,000 people.

Creswick is just 16kms north of Ballarat and approximately 122km from Melbourne. Why not make a weekend of it and stay a night or two? More information can be found here.
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Why? Visit gorgeous gardens and lovely landscapes
When: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November 2017
Phone: 03 5345 2759
Where: Creswick - various addressed
Cost: Some free and each open house $5 for adults
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Mycumbrae and Shirley’s Garden look beautiful.
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