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Published August 8th 2013
Celebrate the best of Spring for free
With Spring just around the corner what better way to celebrate all that is Spring with free events and open gardens bursting into life after a dull wet winter?
Spring sees the bare branches of the deciduous trees come to life with new lush foliage, daffodil flowers colour the landscape a bright yellow, the baby birds are tweeting and spring lambs are being born, it's a time of renewal and life and the perfect time to visit all the wonderful gardens at their peak.
Whilst there are heaps of events and activities and events in Victoria that can cost a fortune, like the Spring racing festival or the Spring fashion week, there are also many enjoyable free events.
Here are my top picks of free Spring festivals and gardens:
In Melbourne you can enjoy the Royal Botanic GardensSpring Open day with tours, activities and entertainment that's entirely free. Being the biggest day on the Royal Botanic Gardens calendar, it attracts 12,000 visitors in one day.
Bright Spring Festival is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the event between Saturday 19th October - Tuesday 5th November with a full schedule of events that include the Bright market, open gardens and workshops, stitch and quilt, Myrtleford agricultural show, pasta class, Spring events feast, Myrtleford fun run, fireworks spectacular and a monster main street rotary market. Some of these are free such as the markets and demonstrations but others have entry fees such as the Myrtleford show and fun run. Click for more information and a brochure you can download.
City of Whitehorse is holding its free annual family Spring festival on the 20th of October with entertainment, rides, amusements, activities and community stalls with more than 10,000 people attending previous festivals.