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Garden DesignFest is now in the final stages of preparation for the sixth bigger and better than ever event in November.  Twenty eight spectacular gardens will be on show featuring the work of some of Melbourne's most acclaimed garden designers.  As an added feature this year we have eight large scale gardens open to the public - four on the Mornington Peninsula open both Saturday and Sunday plus another four, in the Euroa area which will be open on the Sunday only.  Once again designers and their staff will be on hand at their respective gardens to chat to the public and 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 will go to the charities selected by Rotary as listed at the bottom of this page and on the Charities Tab.  As the proud organisers of this event the Rotary Club of Kew in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of Brighton North and Central Melbourne Sunrise 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.

We are deeply indebted to the generous owners of the gardens and their designers without 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 2014.  We wish you another truly memorable weekend.




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Robert Boyle

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Robert Boyle Our work, and our reputation, is a reflection of our team. For many years, I have been greatly privileged to be part of a wonderful team of creative, hard working and committed men and women who are passionate about designing and creating beautiful, functional landscapes for people to live in, to work in, to rest in and in which to be inspired and refreshed. As a team, we have also been privileged to have been invited, or offered, to create gardens for people of every walk of life and from every part of the Australian community. It is now over 40 years since I completed a diploma… 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.  Click for Tour Details & Pricing 

Tour includes refreshments, lunch and garden notes.  For further details and bookings please email your expression of interest by clicking the following link: Bus Tour Expression of Interest

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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.


Tickets can be purchased from this website or on the day of the event.
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