Open gardens in Yea offer the chance to exlpore this weekend
gardens to stunning garden architect designed large country estate gardens, the Yea and District Open Gardens weekend on November 10 and 11 has something to entice all garden lovers.
The six large country gardens can all be found in the small outlying district of Strath Creek and are within easy travelling distance of each other.
All of these gardens offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside in the ‘Valley of a Thousand Hills’ and many of the gardens are the homestead area of outstanding country properties.
“Callandoon” is a very large garden with three extensive water/wetland features.
It was originally designed by renowned landscape designer Ric Day and is now under the inspirational management of Gary Grech.
Stage 1 of a completed garden makeover at “Waiora” has been designed by Pail Bangay and was featured on ABC’s Dream Gardens program in 2017.
The other four country gardens have been designed lots of loving care; all are quite different and will have a stunning display of colour and unique features.
The four Yea town gardens vary from small cottage gardens to large town blocks with mature trees, beds full of colour and pretty features.
“Killingworth Hill” is on the town borders and has recently been opened as a café and whisky bar so apart from the lovely 30-year-old garden featuring many authentic farm relics you may visit the café with a décor of traditional Australiana.
The Yea Garden Club has its annual Plant Sale in the lovely garden of ‘Abutilon’ at 5 Welch Street, Yea on both days of the weekend.
Hundreds of potted plants will be for sale at bargain prices.
Full descriptions of the gardens and maps are available on the website: www. yearotary.org.au.
Gardens are open from 10am – 5pm both days.
Tickets are $5 for town gardens, $7 for large country gardens or a $35 composite ticket to visit all gardens over the two days; and can be purchased at each garden gate or from the Yea Information Centre.