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GDF is now in the final stages of preparing for its sixth bigger and better event in November.  Some twenty plus spectacular gardens will again 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 and another four, on the Sunday only, in the Euroa area.  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 the 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 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 2014.  We wish you another truly memorable weekend.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION IT CONTAINS IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED AS WE FINALISE THE DETAILS OF THE EVENT.  SO PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY TO SEE NEW GARDENS AND DESIGNER DETAILS AS THEY ARE ADDED.

 

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Paul Pritchard

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Paul Pritchard Landscape Design & Construction has been creating beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces throughout Melbourne since 1996. Paul, a Burnley Horticultural College Graduate, designs with a passion to create spaces, which are a complementary fusion of nature, design and most importantly the Client's individual needs and desires. Using specialist knowledge and 15 years of experience, his designs produce gardens that accommodate all of these varying factors. Paul's love of nature and the ever changing landscape of both urban and rural homes and outdoor living areas serve to fuel his… 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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