Yea open gar­dens are back for an­other year

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FROM de­light­ful cot­tage gar­dens to stun­ning gar­den ar­chi­tect de­signed large coun­try es­tate gar­dens, the Yea & District Open Gar­dens week­end on Satur­day Novem­ber 10 and Sun­day Novem­ber 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 by their own­ers with flair and lots of lov­ing care.

They are 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 have their an­nual Plant Sale in the lovely gar­den of ‘Abu­tilon’ at 5 Welch Street Yea on both days of the week­end, with hun­dreds of pot­ted plants at bar­gain prices.

Full de­scrip­tions of the gar­dens and maps are avail­able on the web­site: www.yearo­

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.

EN­JOY­ING THE GREEN­ERY: Yea Open Gar­den week­end will be filled with gar­dens both big and small.

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