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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
14. GOLDEN MILE OF DAFFODILS
Burton Avenue (Old Calder Highway) Kyneton
Stunning display of daffodils planted as a bicentennial project in 1988.
15. MALMSBURY BOTANIC GARDENS
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
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