Glo­ri­ous Yea gar­dens

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.yearo­

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.

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