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GDF is now preparing for its sixth bigger and better event this year and the website will soon be updated to reflect this.  In the meantime take a look at the twenty six superbly designed gardens by some of Melbourne's most acclaimed garden designers which were on show in 2012 with the designers on hand at their respective gardens to chat to the public - those who met these talented professionals were able to discuss their design needs and obtain all the relevant information needed to create or improve their own gardens.

The Patron of this festival is John Patrick, the well known media identity.  Mr Patrick confirmed that 100% of the net proceeds have gone to the charities selected by the Rotary Club of Kew, as listed at the bottom of this page.  As the proud organisers of this event the Rotary Club of Kew aims to firstly raise much needed funds for its selected charities; and secondly to encourage creative, bold, innovative, versatile, practical and responsible gardening in our Australian gardens.

This year's weekend of open gardens has been the most successful event run since the inception of Garden DesignFest in 2004.  We are deeply indebted to the generous owners of the gardens and their designers whithout whom we would not be able to stage this event.

Please enjoy your visit to this site and the information it contains on the designers, the gardens, the charities and our sponsors for 2012.  We look forward to welcoming you back in 2014 to once again come and enjoy another truly memorable weekend.

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Steve Taylor

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Steve Taylor formed Creative Outdoor Solutions in 2000 as a small design and construction company and quickly grew to a team of 11 employees who worked on some of Melbourne’s finest properties. With a solid reputation, innovative design ideas and a multi award winning portfolio, that includes over 30 state awards, the “2009 national residential landscape of the year and “2011 spasa pool of the year”, the demand of Steve’s design services grew to a point where, the now reduced team of 4, focus purely on design and project management. Steve’s Gardens are now constructed by a select raft of… Read More

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Bus Tour

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Join an experienced tour guide for an organised coach tour around a selection of gardens.  Tour includes refreshments, lunch and garden notes.  For further details and bookings please email your expression of interest by clicking the following link: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Garden DesignFest is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Kew and is held every other year to raise much needed funds for local, national and international charities.

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Tickets

Tickets can be purchased from this website or on the day of the event.
Click here for more info on tickets >>

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Garden Map

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TO HELP IN PLANNING YOUR WEEKEND

Click the PIns above to see all of the gardens on display on a single map, or

CLICK HERE TO SEE A GEOGRAPHIC LISTING

CLICK HERE TO SEE ADDED ATTRACTIONS

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