Pre-Conference Garden Tour

Pre-Conference Garden Tour

Friday 23 March 2018

Our 2018 conference garden tour is a plantaholic’s dream. Swathes of perennials, edibles, natives and ornamentals are skilfully interplayed in our five beautifully designed Central Goldfields gardens that are complemented en route by the Wombat State Forest and picturesque rural landscapes.

Book early as numbers are limited (confined to delegates). Walking distances of up to 1km.

 

BOLINDA VALE, CLARKEFIELD MAIN HOUSE GARDEN

Phillip Johnson Landscapes/KML Design

Within the majestic surrounds of the historically significant bluestone residence (with a family connection to the Ashes) a bare paddock is transformed into an unparalleled nature inspired, integrated and sustainable wetland and billabong complex.

 

OAK HOUSE GARDEN

Sam Crawford/KML Design

An adjoining, evolving family garden featuring an oak linked to Burke & Wills, romantic perennials and roses, reflecting pool, natural style lagoon-cum swimming hole, double flowered almond walk and historic edible plots harmonised in its broader rural setting.

 

WOODEND NORTH GARDEN

Michael McCoy

A minimalist natural basalt ground plane on arrival contrasts sharply with a dramatic, secret garden that mystically materialises in the landscape. Akin to a living art installation, masterfully chosen perennials and evergreens thrust skyward and envelope occupants in a heady mix of colour and texture.

 

TRENTHAM GARDEN

Simon Rickard

Celebrating (and perfecting) the art of wild style planting, this inspirational town garden is a cornucopia of living treasures—animal, edible and ornamental! Both wild and ordered, this expertly designed and maintained plant lover’s paradise is a delight to behold.

 

THE GARDEN OF ST ERTH

The Diggers Club originally created by Tommy Garnett

Cocooned by majestic mountain ash, this enchanting property celebrates the traditional art of organic gardening. Despite every environmental challenge, rare plants, espaliered fruit, perennial borders and heirloom edibles all thrive in the forest glade. Café, gift shop and nursery on site.

 

 

DATE: Friday 23 March 2018
TIME: 8.15am–5.30pm (Confirmed to delegates in advance)
INCLUDES: Lunch, refreshments, coach, guide, entry fees, garden notes
DEPART/RETURN: Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Place, South Wharf
COST: $195
BOOK: Website or brochure Registration Form
Bookings subject to availability and restricted to conference delegates.
CANCELLATIONS: 75% refund for cancellations prior to 1 March 2018. No refunds after that date.
Tour may be varied or cancelled if circumstances change.
CONTACT: Jenny Wade t: 0409 000 089 or e: jennywade@bigpond.com