GAR­DENS

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VIC­TO­RIA

Musk Cot­tage Spring Sea­son Launch, Septem­ber 1st–2nd Gar­den designer Rick Eck­er­s­ley’s Musk Cot­tage has been 10 years in the mak­ing, with the four-hectare prop­erty opening for the pub­lic to launch Open Gar­dens Vic­to­ria’s spring sea­son. $10 en­try, chil­dren un­der 18 are free. 371 Musk Creek Road, Flin­ders. open­gar­densvic­to­ria.org.au

NSW

Leura Gar­dens Fes­ti­val, Septem­ber 29th–oc­to­ber 1st, Oc­to­ber 5th–7th Held for six days over two long week­ends, vis­i­tors to the Blue Moun­tains town can ex­plore the area’s cool-cli­mate gar­dens in all their spring­time glory. An all-gar­dens ticket costs $25 or $8 per in­di­vid­ual gar­den, with all funds raised go­ing to lo­cal char­i­ties. leura­gar­dens­fes­ti­val.com.au

WA

Wild­flow­ers in bloom With more than 12,000 species on dis­play in WA be­tween June and Novem­ber, wild­flower sea­son is in full swing. This nat­u­ral spec­ta­cle of colour and fra­grance cov­ers many re­gions through­out the state. Down­load a free wild­flower guide with de­tailed trail in­for­ma­tion at west­er­naus­tralia.com

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