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Victoria - Australia's Garden State
'Spring Cacophony' by Sue Key Winner of the 2013 Daffodil Art Prize
Spring Garden Festivals, Shows and Sales in Victoria
04 Sep 2014 - 14 Sep 2014 Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival
06 Sep 2014 - 07 Sep 2014 Ferny Creek Horticultural Society Spring Flower Show
Times Sat 12pm-4.30pm, Sun 10am-4.30pm
Cost $5: Flower Displays, guided walks of gardens, sales of rare plants and cut flowers; refreshments available. Contact 03 97551882
100 Hilton Rd, Sassafras
Visit the Ferny Creek Horticultural Society website
11 Sep 2014 - 07 Oct 2014 Tesselaar Tulip Festival
Cost $22 adults; kids free
More than a million flowers (half a million tulips) in bloom.
357 Monbulk Rd, Silvan
Visit the Tulip Festival website; win family pass here
13 Sep 2014 Red Hill Spring Garden Festival
Grow for Life. Recreation Reserve (Showgrounds)
Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill; 9am-3pm.
Visit the Red Hill Gardening Society website
13 Sep 2014 - 14 Sep 2014 Floral World
Box Hill Floral Art Exhibition. Box Hill Town Hall. 13-14 Sept.
Visit the Box Hill Floral Art website
20 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014 Anglesea and Aireys Inlet Wildflower and Art Show
Memorial Hall, McMillan St, Anglesea; 10am-4.30pm
Visit the ANGAIR Inc website
20 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014 Lismore Annual Garden/Craft Show
Community Hall, Seymour St, Lismore; 10am-3pm.
Visit the Lismore website
20 Sep 2014 - 21 Sep 2014 Mt Macedon and District Plant Lovers' Market
Bolobek (Victorian heritage listed property noted for its garden), 370 Mt Macedon Rd, Macedon;10am-4pm. 5424 8407
Visit the Mt Macedon Horticultural Society website
27 Sep 2014 - 28 Sep 2014 Australasian Native Orchid Society Spring Show
Community Centre, 47 Miller Cres, Mt Waverley; 9am-4pm.
Visit the ANOS website
12 Oct 2014 Colac Orchid Club Annual Show and Sales
Showgrounds, Murray St, Colac. 12 Oct, 10am-4pm.
18 Oct 2014 - 19 Oct 2014 Seville Orchid Show
Seville Hall, Warburton Hwy, Seville; from 9am. 9802 9929.
19 Oct 2014 Woodside Open Garden
Between Talbot and Lexton. Rambling gardens complete with meandering creek surround the homestead.
149 Lexton-Evansford Rd, Burnbank; 10.30am-4pm
Visit the event website
19 Oct 2014 - 20 Oct 2014 Como Gardens Open Garden Weekend
79 Basin-Olinda Rd, The Basin
Fundraiser for SES and St John Ambulance
Visit the event website
24 Oct 2014 - 25 Oct 2014 Mornington Peninsula Orchid Society Summer Spectacular
Mt Eliza Secondary College Gym, Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza
Visit MPOS website
25 Oct - 26 Oct 2014 King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party
Cost: $10 adults; kids free
No parking on site; free shuttle bus from High St, Rushworth; 10am-4pm.