Open Gardens

1. GLEN-OLNEY 23 Epping Street, Kyneton

Ken & Joy Robbins

An English-style garden on a gentle hillside.  This large town garden has evolved over the years into a picturesque blend of mature trees, ground cover, hellebores and daffodils.

Open: Sept 2 & 9. 10-5pm – Buses and groups by appointment. 

Entry: Adults $5 per person. Proceeds to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival.

Ph 0419 569 404


2. HEDGEROW COTTAGE 3 Jeffrey Street, Kyneton

Julie & John Mitchell

A gorgeous garden set in the grounds of 1880s “Hedgerow Cottage” on the site of Kyneton’s first police station and featuring box balls and hedges, scores of different bulbs, clematis, camellias, almost 100 roses, hydrangeas, magnolias, aquilegias, foxgloves, hellebores, numerous trees including olives, pear, pomegranate, medlar and a giant ash, and many grasses and shrubs, including “before” and “after photos.

Open: 10-3pm Aug 31, Sept 1, & 7-10 – Buses by prior appointment.

Entry: Adults $5 Children free.  Water Hazard, so no dogs please.  Supporting Kyneton Men’s Shed Inc relocation fund

Ph 5422 6465


3. JINDABA 6 Tattersall Drive, Kyneton

Joan & Alan Willis

One acre garden has been developed over 20+ years.  It features mature trees, shrubbery, lily ponds and rose beds. At the back of the garden is a productive vegetable garden and green house. The very back of the garden features a fowlyard & chooks and an aviary.

Open: Sept 1, 4, & 8, 9, 10. 10-4pm

Entry: $5 adult, family $10 children under 16 free. Proceeds to the Fred Hollows foundation restoring sight to the blind in poor & needy countries.

Ph 5422 2885.

4. WINTER SUN 27 Beauchamp Street Kyneton

Rob Ewing

Daffodils and bulb plantings, silver birches, weeping mulberry trees, maples, weeping apricot, claret and golden ash, azaleas and conifers in an attractive, setting, front and back gardens.

Open Sept 1-10

Entry: Gold coin donation. Proceeds to Peter Maccallum Cancer Centre.

Phone: 0430 394 574

5. KYNETON BOTANICAL GARDENS Cnr Mollison & Clowes Street Kyneton

Ann Tomlinson

One of  the finest Botanic Gardens in Victoria’s goldfields dating back to 1858. Magnificent specimen trees 17 National Trust listed, garden beds, lawns & picnic areas. In the curve of the Campaspe River.  Now includes Kyneton Community Park – a newly created world class play and recreational space within the heart of Kyneton’s Botanic Gardens.

Open anytime during Festival.  For information re gardens Ph 5422 3621.

6. BIRTHDAY VILLA 101 Mollison Street Malmsbury

Thomas Family

Old English garden with lots of bulbs, perennials, blossom trees and roses; views of the historic Malmsbury Viaduct and surrounding vineyard. Free wine tasting.  Child play equipment.

Open:  Sept 7, 8, 9, 10 – 11-5pm.

Entry: $5 pp. Proceeds Plan International Children’s Charity. Dogs on a lead.

Ph 5423 2789 or 0429 363 748

7. The Fox Family

BRINGALBIT 512 Sidonia Road, Sidonia Via Kyneton

Bringalbit is a unique part of Australia’s rural history and the setting is stunning.  The huge old trees, ornamental lake and gardens provide a rare mood of peace and tranquility.

Open: Daily 10-5pm. Coaches welcome. Morning and afternoon tea available.  Garden Entry: $5 per adult for garden & $10 for garen and homstead tour.

Half proceeds to Pastoria Fire Brigade.

8. LAURIMAR GLEN 213 Northumberland Rd, Pipers Creek VIC 3444Ph 5423 7223.

Eric Scoble and Janet Mitchell

Not only thousands of daffodils, but also a variety of animals, a blue stone 1840’s Crofter’s Cottage, a huge dolls house, 1900’s General Store replica, Vintage farm machinery await you at Laurimar Glen, a 200 acre working farm and Farmstay.

Open Sept 1-8 during Festival – 10.00am – 3.00pm
Admission – $6.00 Adult – Supporting Kyneton Men’s Shed.  No Pets please.

Phone 5422 6454

9. THE DAFFODIL PATCH 51 Rosa Court, Kyneton

Graeme & Anna

A collection of over 10,000 daffodil bulbs, set on a gentle slop ahowing a wide range of flowers.  This should be of interest to garden visitors and specialists.

Open Sept 6, 11am-4pm

Entry – Gold coin per person – Proceeds to the Fred Hollows foundation restoring sight to the blind in poor & needy countries.

Phone 5422 1467

10. MOSAIC GARDEN 60 Dettmann’s Lane Kyneton

Geraldine Phelan

An acre of rural garden, built in and around existing large eucalypts and other natives, also exotic trees and shrubs. Planting of thousands of bulbs, numerous varieties, and a large numbers of perennials, propagated from seed. Mosaic Exhibition on simultaneously with demonstrations daily.

Open every day 10am-4pm school or other groups, buses welcome.

Entry gold coin. Free tea or coffee available

Phone 0478 605 540.

11. ROSEBERY HILL Pastoria Road Pipers Creek

Barry & Ruth Murphy

10 acres of mature trees, shrubs and thousands of naturalised daffodils. Long avenues of Poplar, Roman Cypress, Red and Cork Oaks, Box hedge and dwarf Spruce. Rare plants, a more than century old Cork Oak, and quirky topiary.

Sensible footwear recommended.

Open: Daily 9am – 6pm  Buses welcome.

Entry: $2 per person. Proceeds to Daffodil & Arts Festival.

Ph 5423 5253.

12. SPRINGHILL NURSERY 1 Trentham Road Tylden (Cnr of Spring Hill Road)

Glenn Boxshall & Sandy Mitchell

Well established and extensive award winning Nursery and Gardens open every day.  Mature espaliered fruit trees and orchard and a Gallery of oil paintings from  local artist as well as a huge selection of plants, pots and garden features of all kinds.

Open: Daily 9am-5pm  Bus Groups by appointment.  

Entry: Free.

Ph 5424 8315.

13. WILLOWBROOK 290 Redesdale Road Kyneton

Pam and Rob Inglis

The tranquil 3 acre garden has a sweeping agapanthus lined driveway, manicured lawns and gardens, fish pond and water features,and olden day farm pieces. Enjoy a sumptuous morning or afternoon tea $5, in enclosed patio area.

Entry to the Garden $5, Morning or Afternoon Tea $5, Gluten Free Available.

Open: Sat 1-Sat. 8 Sept. Water Hazard, No pets please.

Proceeds Prostate Cancer Research

Ph 5422 3856 Mob 0429852538


Burton Avenue (Old Calder Highway) Kyneton

Stunning display of daffodils planted as a bicentennial project in 1988.


Calder Highway, Malmsbury

On the banks of the Coliban River, heritage gardens mature trees, lake and fountain.  View the magnificent 1860 Malmsbury Viaduct.

Both tours depart Kyneton Railway Station 9.35am, Mechanics Institute 9.40am, returning at approximately 3pm.

Cost $25 for each tour.

Bookings essential Phone Marg on 5422 2282 by Aug 30

On Wednesday Sept 6 bus visits 4 gardens:

Rosebery Hill Pastoria Road Pipers Creek

Glen-Olney 23 Epping Street, Kyneton

Lunch Piper Street

Mosaic Garden 60 Dettmann’s Lane Kyneton

Birthday Villa, 101 Mollison Street, Malmsbury

On Thursday Sept 7 bus visits 4 gardens:

Bringalbit 512 Sidonia Road, Sidonia via Kyneton

Laurimar Glen 213 Northumberland Rd, Pipers Creek

Lunch High and Mollison Street

Hedgerow Cottage 3 Jeffrey St Kyneton

Willowbrook 290 Redesdale Road Kyneton

Proudly sponsored by Organ’s Coaches Kyneton

Visitors to outlying gardens are urged to visit comfort stations in town as facilities may not be available at Open Gardens.


Open Sunday September 3 only **not September 2nd as originally stated in the program**

1. Kyneton Community Garden at Kyneton Secondary College, Epping St Kyneton

Wicking beds, compost tea, biochar making, permaculture principles, chickens. A place visited by students, teachers and parents. Managed by Kyneton Transition Hub and community. Follow signs from Epping St or enter from rear of school.

Bus parking available via Ferguson Street.

Open 11am-3pm  Wheelchair access

Ph 0425 724 156 Julie

2. Hand to Ground – Emily and Alex

31 Mission Hill Rd Baynton

18 min scenic drive from Kyneton along Baynton Rd. Permaculture principles, chemical free, deep bed composting, worm farms, living with the land using local resources, insect attracting plants, Hugelkultur, productive free range eggs and chickens. Bee Warre (finding swarms and keeping bees naturally)

Open: 10am – 4pm Wheelchair access:

Ph: 0408 857 659

3. Glennis and Lenny

9 Lauriston St Kyneton

Planning of organic garden around established trees and hedges, composting, wicking beds,  companion planting.
Open:  10am – 12.30pm Wheelchair access

Ph: (03) 5422 7209


4. Moira and Chris

15 Warren St Kyneton

Worm farm, composting, water use, mixing food and flowers.

Open: 1 – 4pm   No wheelchair access

Ph: 0439 304 869


5. Kerryn

4 New St Kyneton

Netted orchard with 13 espaliered fruit trees, chickens for pest and weed control, berry fruits, vegetables, composting, green manures and living mulches, citrus in a frosty climate, newly planted drought-tolerant perennial borders, rainwater harvesting and extensive use of recycled materials in landscaping.

Open 11am – 2 pm

Ph: 0430 395 148


 6. Jan and Doug

10 Granite Hill Lane Kyneton

7 acres garden beds, fruit trees, wicking beds, composting, chickens, netting, native bee hotel, biochar, fruit trees, raspberry patch. In-ground watering and Hugelkultur for effective water use.

Open: 1 – 4pm  

Ph: 5433 3828 or 0438 114 553


7. Malmsbury Primary School Principal Caroline Tavener

28 Cameron St Malmsbury.

Situated at the rear of the playground, soil improvement continuing due to hardened pug soil. Permaculture principles. Accept donations of heritage vegetables and seeds from community. Managed by students with help from parents and community.

Open: 10am – 1pm Wheelchair access

Ph: (03) 5423 2284


8. Deborah and Rob

33 Clowes St Malmsbury (Cnr Clowes and Barker Streets)

The garden on the verge immediately in front of the house was designed as a showcase for edible and medicinal plantings, while maintaining an attractive aesthetic.  The conditions are quite harsh and not all plants survive; heavy mulching and watering in summer. Plants include a row of clipped bay trees, fruit – dwarf quinces and peach, cherries, goji berry, Chilean guava, pomegranate and vegetables such as artichoke, garlic, potatoes and a variety of herbs.

Open: 10am – 4pm

Ph: (03) 5423 2314