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Oak Hill Gallery & Mornington Rose Garden

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published February 22nd 2013
Smell the roses and find the artist within
Oak Hill Gallery

Oak Hill Gallery and Mornington Rose Garden are perfectly situated next to each other on Mornington-Tyabb Rd. My children love going to the rose garden that is tendered to by volunteers, they run up and down the rows of roses giggling and smelling roses as they go. The volunteers are always lovely and sometimes pick a rose for the children to take home.

Roses at Mornington Rose Garden

The Rose Garden is spread over 1.6 hectares and has 100 rose beds containing 5,000 roses. There is a rotunda which can be used for different occasions, including weddings.
Rose beds at MRG

The roses are in full bloom between November - May, and free pruning demonstrations are held in July. The gardens are open 7 days a week. Volunteers are always welcome to join the club.

Oak Hill Gallery encourages local artists and has 17 different exhibitions on the calendar for 2013, so you can be assured of something different all the time.
Oak Hill Gallery from the rose garden

The great thing about Oak Hill is that they encourage children of all ages; on the last Thursday of the month, between 10 am - 12 pm they run 'Child's Play', a chance for the children to paint and the parents to enjoy a coffee with other parents. The cost is $8 for the first child, and $2 each child thereafter.

For the older kids there is a creative kids after school program on Wednesday between 4:15- 6 pm - bookings are essential. They also run adults print making classes each Tuesday.

Entry is free.
looking across to MPRG

Whilst you are there, the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) is situated near the car park for the rose garden, and is worth a look . There is also a lake with ducks and geese, a playground with a skate park for the children all situated within the Civic Reserve
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Why? To come and smell the roses.
When: All year round
Where: corner of Dunns rd and Tyabb-Mornington rd (Civic reserve)
Cost: Free
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Thanks for sharing I'm going to take my mum here.
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