The Kyneton Daffodil Festival is a time to celebrate spring time in the Macedon Ranges.
Many of our wonderful local residents open up their gardens for the public to view and visit. These include edible gardens which demonstrate sustainable, chemical free methods of growing healthy, fresh food. Visit these gardens for inspiration and encouragement to plant your own veggie garden. You can explore open gardens on foot, or via bus tours we organise during the festival.
We also hold a Spring Flower show every year, which is organised by theOrganised by the Kyneton Horticultural Society.
1: AINSLEY 30 Maxwell Street, Kyneton
An interesting collection of trees, shrubs and perennials in a large town garden surrounding the house and which then meanders down past a large vegetable garden and chook run to overlook Mt Macedon and the Campaspe River.
Open Sept, 4, 5, 9 & 11 Sept. Buses by appointment only,
Entry $5 pp, Proceeds to Kyneton Primary School
Phone 0437 005 043
2: HOURIGANS 36 Tattersall Drive, Kyneton
Ken & Moira Hourigan
Hundreds of bulbs including modern and old-fashioned doubles which have been salvaged from old farmhouse gardens. Other bulbs including bluebells, white and yellow jonquils and late-flowering jonquils salvaged from a paddock at a farm in Newbury. Fish ponds, vege gardens, variety of other plants, established trees, garden rooms and a variety of birds entice adults and children to explore.
Open 3–12 Sept, 10am-3pm. Wheelchair access.
Entry: Adults $5 pp, children under 12 free.
Proceeds to Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival.
Ph 5422 2947
3: GARDEN WALK TATTERSALL DRIVE
Gardens at Nos. 2. 30 (front garden only), 34 and ‘Brenannah’ 38-42 Tattersall Drive and No. 36
These special gardens have agreed to open for four hours only, along with Ken & Moira’s No. 36. This will be a spectacular walk for garden lovers.
Gardens owned by Tony & Angela, No.30, Jenny & Rick No. 2, Mary No. 34 and Gary and Therese 38-42.
Open Saturday 4 September10am-2pm
Entry: $5 pp each garden – children under 12 free
Further information phone 5422 2947
4: KYNETON MUSEUM 67 Piper Street, Kyneton
A cottage garden with bulbs, perennials and roses, that complements the 1856 bluestone building and extensive outbuildings. A plant stall run by Friends of the Kyneton Museum will include cuttings from plants in the Museum garden.
Open every day during the Festival.
Entry: $5 adults; $3 concession; $10 families. No dogs please
Phone: 5422 1228. Please phone ahead for disability access
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 world class play and recreational space within the heart of Kyneton’s Botanic Gardens.
Open at all times during Festival.
Ph 5422 3621.
Out of Town & Nearby
6: BIRTHDAY VILLA 101 Mollison Street, Malmsbury
the Thomas Family
Lots of flowering bulbs in an old world garden. Views of the Vineyard and Historic Malmsbury Viaduct. 2 minute walk from Malmsbury Station. Free wine tasting.
Open 4–6, 9–12 Sept, 11am-5pm. Dogs on a lead.
Entry: $5 pp.
Proceeds to Plan International Children’s Charity.
Ph Jan Thomas 0429 363 748
7: 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 number of perennials propagated from seed. Mosaic demonstrations and Exhibition.
Open 6-15 Sept, 10am-5pm. Schools/groups/buses welcome.
Entry: gold coin pp.
Ph 0478 605 540.
8: ROSEBERY HILL Pastoria Road, Pipers Creek
Barry & Ruth Murphy
A long driveway lined with red oaks and naturalized daffodils. About 10 acres of trees and shrubs planted in the last 35 years. Some century old cedars and oaks including a magnificent cork oak. A conifer collection includes unusual Abies and Picea, avenues of dwarf Alberta Spruce, Roman Cyprus and a topiary section.
About 80 rare and unusual Quercus species.
Recommend sturdy footwear.
Open daily, 9am-5pm.
Entry: $4 pp.
Proceeds to Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival Ph 5423 5253
9:ROSEBANK 118 Deeplead Lane, Kyneton 3444
Penny & Jim Basson
Rosebank is 6 yeaars old with predominately roses, but with a variety of daffodils and other bulbs. There are fruit trees, many shrubs, vegetable gardens, chickens and an aviary with canaries.
Open 6, 7, 9, 20 and 11 Sept
Entry $3 – $5 per couple Dogs on Leash
Proceeds Ray M Begg Aged Care
5423 9226 and 040 993 7367
10: SKYFALL FARMS 1936 Daylesford-Malmsbury Road, Drummond
Stroll through the rambling cottage gardens of this 1860s farmstead. Visit with friendly chooks, sheep and alpacas while you enjoy the gardens packed with a mix of hardy perennials and edible plants. Skyfall Farms focuses on sustainable practice and is working towards being a permaculture farm.
Open 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 &12 Sept, 10am-4pm. Ample parking that can accommodate larger vehicles.
Entry: $5 pp
Ph 0434 355 887
11: SPRINGHILL NURSERY 1 Trentham Road (Cnr of Spring Hill Road), Tylden
Spring Hill Nursery and Garden features an outstanding retail nursery, cafe with cosy fire, giftware and pots, and a 30-year-old established garden through which to stroll and find your inspiration for cool climate planting.
Open 9-5. Closed Tuesday (and Wednesday during Autumn and Winter).
Ph 5424 8315
12: THE DAFFODIL PATCH 51 Rosa Court, Kyneton
Graeme & Anna Brumley
A collection of over 10,000 daffodil bulbs, set on a gentle slope showing a wide range of flowers. This should be of interest to garden visitors and daffodil specialists showing a wide variety of blooms.
Open 11 & 12 Sept, 10am-3pm
Entry: $5 pp.
Proceeds to the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Ph 5422 1467
13: WILLOWBROOK 290 Redesdale Road, Kyneton
Enter the three acre garden via agapanthus-lined driveway. Manicured lawns and water features, Fairy Garden, Chinese section and large rose garden with many other features.
Open 3–12 Sept, 10am-4pm. Water hazard. No dogs please. Buses by appointment.
Entry: $5 pp (garden only), $10 pp (including high tea, gluten free available)
Proceeds to Prostate Cancer Research.
Ph 5422 3856 or 0429 852 538
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.