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Secret Garden of the Dandenong Ranges

Friday, 20 October 2017 | 09:30AM to 05:00PM

The Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges is opening the gates to some of the finest gardens in Melbourne. Passionate garden lovers will experience first-hand a selection of beautiful, privately owned gardens throughout the Dandenong Ranges, not normally accessible to the general public.

A not-for-profit community event, the concept of The Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges sprouted and grew through the dedicated work of the Dandenong Ranges Tourism Network. Their mission is to showcase the Dandenong Ranges as the premier garden region in Australia and as a destination with a myriad of reasons for visitors to enjoy any day of the year.

Now in its second year, the 2017 Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges will offer a selection of day packages across October 12th, 13th and 14th, 20th and 21st.

Each package will showcase a range of 4-5 gardens, starting at Karwarra Australian Plant Garden & Nursery in Kalorama for morning tea, coffee and a short presentation on the history of gardens in the Dandenong Ranges. Guests then board a bus and tour through the hills to each garden destination with expert guide, Eddie Wasbutzki. Delightful picnic lunches are provided in a selected garden each day and sometimes include a guest speaker or presentation. During the tour, the stories behind notable private gardens are highlighted in casual presentations from garden owners themselves. The day is finished with Yarra Ranges sparkling wine and canapés back at Karwarra Australian Plant Garden & Nursery.

This exclusive event offers only 50 places each day. Tickets $135 (+booking fee) for single day packages and include transport, garden entry, meals and refreshments, with a further discount available for multi-day bookings. For tickets and further accommodation deals and exclusive dining experiences please visit www.secretgardensofthedandenongranges.com.au

When

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | 09:30AM to 05:00PM
Friday, 13 October 2017 | 09:30AM to 05:00PM
Saturday, 14 October 2017 | 09:30AM to 05:00PM
Friday, 20 October 2017 | 09:30AM to 05:00PM
Saturday, 21 October 2017 | 09:30AM to 05:00PM

Where

Meet at Karwarra Australian Plant Garden at 9.30 am for a coffee and cake for 9.45 am departure. Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd,  3766

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Meet at Karwarra Australian Plant Garden at 9.30 am for a coffee and cake for 9.45 am departure. , Kalorama   3766

Secret Garden of the Dandenong Ranges

Meet at Karwarra Australian Plant Garden at 9.30 am for a coffee and cake for 9.45 am departure. , Kalorama   3766