First Weekend 12 & 13 November 2022

Special attractions on offer at or near selected Garden DesignFest Gardens

To add to the excitement of this weekend, why not take advantage of places of interest near the gardens you will be visiting.

Metro & Mornington Peninsula, First Weekend 12 & 13 November

Rye – 7 Douglas Crt or Red Hill – 65 William Rd

Visit Heronswood Gardens and Café, Latrobe Parade, Dromana

Heronswood is the home of The Diggers Foundation. Showcasing the best flowers and plants for Australian conditions, the garden changes throughout the year and peaks in summer with wonderful planting combinations of summer perennials and heirloom vegetables.  Visit Heronswood for garden inspiration, dine in the cafe housed within the historic Heronswood House and shop for the best range of heirloom seeds, plants and more in the garden shop.

Red Hill – 65 William Rd Red Hill is next door to Main Ridge Estate winery.

Family owned and operated since 1975, the Mornington Peninsula’s first licensed winery is located off-the-beaten-track in a small vineyard high on Red Hill, making premium quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for cellar door guests

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens, 15 Red Hill-Shoreham Rd Shoreham

Home to Australia’s oldest and most famous hedge maze, a beautiful circular rose maze, and the year round flowering Lavender Labyrinth, all set among 25 acres of world acclaimed gardens.  The traditional hedge Maze is planted with more than 1000 cypress trees and thousands of metres of pathways. Now more than three metres high and two metres thick, the Maze keeper clips the hedges three times a year to keep it sculpted into a curvaceous challenge that will delight and inspire.

Mornington Racecourse Market – Sunday 13th November   320 Racecourse Rd, Mornington

This is a makers’ market, where everything sold is hand made, home made, home grown or Australian designed.

Mornington Park – Foreshore Reserve, off The Esplanade, Mornington

Great views of the ocean, a picnic spot or a toilet break.

Caulfield Park

Art in the Park – Sunday 13th November, Caulfield Park

Organised by the Rotary Club of Caulfield, Art in the Park features artists painting in Caulfield Park from 10am to 3pm near the Rotunda.  Your chance to see Artists at work from the beginning of a work