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Wander Victoria at its botanical best in spring. Flower shows and festivals spring up in regional villages, private gardens fling open their gates to show off their blooms and historic botanic gardens embrace the change of season. Ring in spring and see Victoria in full bloom.

Gardens galore

Stroll among lush landscaped lawns, stunning floral displays and centuries-old trees at historic and botanic gardens.

In the Dandenong Ranges, celebrate cherry blossom season (September) with a picnic and festival at the National Rhododendron Gardens, Olinda, home to tens of thousands of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and daffodils. Meander among stone walls, hedges and overflowing garden rooms at nearby Cloudehill Gardens, and the linking paths that wend through the Alfred Nicholas Gardens, Sherbrooke.

Make a weekend of exploring the beautifully ornate gardens of the Goldfields. Put the Ballarat and Castlemaine botanical gardens on your bouquet list and allow plenty of time for the acres of open spaces at Rosalind Park, Bendigo.

On the Mornington Peninsula, take in the hues and views at Heronswood House and Garden, and lose yourself in the wonderfully fragrant Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens.

Lavender fields at Lavandula Swiss-Italian Farm will lead you to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, where you'll see the Garden of St Erth carpeted with daffodils each September.

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Time your wander with open garden weekends and flower festivals.

Bulb lovers, tip-toe through the Tesselaar Tulip Festival and the Bendigo Annual Tulips Display, both in September and October, and the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival (September). See orchids in all their elegance at Wangaratta Orchid Show (September) and the Horsham & District Annual Spring Orchid Show (October), and find blossoms at Rayners Orchard.

Wildflowers and native flowers are in full bloom across the landscape in spring, and in curated form at the Wildflower Show at Inglewood in September and the Pomonal Native Flower Show in October.

Mini flower festivals of their own, open garden weekends invite all to admire their blooms: explore Alexandra, Wedderburn, Rutherglen and Creswick, and treat yourself to the 'secret' gardens of the Dandenong Ranges.

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George Tindale Memorial Gardens

The George Tindale Memorial Garden contains a number of plants rarely found in cultivation, which...

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens is one of Australia's most significant cool climate gardens.

Cloudehill Gardens

Cloudehill is a garden at the top of the Dandenongs just a minute’s drive from Olinda, and...

Lavandula Swiss-Italian Farm

Stroll the stunning grounds, play petanque, and lunch in the trattoria at this lavender haven.

Garden of St Erth

The Garden of St Erth is a beautiful historic house and garden not far from Daylesford and...

Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens

Get lost in Australia's oldest hedge maze and the Lavender Labyrinth, or seek gnomes in the gardens.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Cranbourne Gardens

Discover the astonishing beauty of 170,000 individual native plants in typical Australian settings.

Heronswood House and Garden

Heronswood is a breathtaking historic property situated on two hectares of formal gardens and home...

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Discover this lush garden with its manicured lawns, colourful flowerbeds and heritage listed trees.

Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Meander through this historic garden, a scenic haven with a lake and vibrant blooms year-round.

Rosalind Park

Explore beautiful old gardens, the conservatory, fernery, playground and 60 acres of open spaces.

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Horsham & District Annual Spring Orchid Show

The Spring Orchid Show is a weekend that brings together orchid growers from around the area with...

Bendigo Annual Tulips Display

Spring is here. 33,000 tulips will soon be ready to welcome you into Bendigo's beautiful gardens....

Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges

The Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges is opening the gates to some of the finest gardens in...

Open Garden at Orvieto, Lilydale

Visit this fascinating garden and enjoy the rich textures provided by the diversity of plants. The...

Open Garden - Rubira Garden

From its beginnings in 2005 with only a few gums on the western side, the design of Rubira Garden...

Open Garden - Kerison

Planting for Kerison began in late 2015 on a blank canvas with natives and grass trees in front of...

Pomonal Native Flower Show

Pomonal Native Flower Show is presented by the Australian Plants Society Grampians Group, the show...

Open Garden at Vesta, Sale

Come and visit Vesta, a magnificent garden containing a wonderful collection of unusual trees,...

Open Garden at Illabunda near Venus Bay

Come and visit this large coastal property that clearly reflects the owners’ love of the whole...

Open Garden at The Hill Station near Fish Creek

Come to visit this special, two-acre ‘natural’ garden surrounded by unspoilt bush in the Fish Creek...

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