Glorious Yea gardens
From delightful cottage 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 homesteads of outstanding country properties.
Callandoon is a large garden with three extensive waterwetland features.
It was originally designed by renowned landscape designer Ric Day and is now under the inspirational management of Gary Grech.
Stage one of a completed garden makeover at Waiora has been designed by Paul Bangay and was featured on ABC’s Dream Gardens program in 2017.
The other four country gardens have been designed by their owners with flair and 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 border and has recently been opened as a cafe´ and whisky bar, so apart from the lovely 30-yearold garden featuring many authentic farm relics, you can view the cafe´ ’s de´ cor of traditional Australiana.
The Yea Garden Club have their annual plant sale in the lovely garden of Abutilon at 5 Welch St, Yea on both days of the weekend.
Hundreds of potted plants are available at bargain prices.
Full descriptions of the gardens and maps are available online at www.yearotary.org.au
Gardens are open from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Tickets are $5 for town gardens, $7 for large country gardens or a $35 composite ticket to visit all gardens during the two days, and can be purchased at each garden gate or from the Yea Information Centre.
Captivating: A stunning selection of properties will be on show on the Yea and District Open Gardens weekend, on November 10 and 11.