Special attractions on offer at or near selected Garden DesignFest Gardens
Ballarat, Euroa, Macedon Ranges and Geelong, Second Weekend 19 & 20 November
Artrocks, 199 Teesdale Rd Inverleigh Enjoy, tea, coffee, cakes and scones amongst the statues, garden art and plantings.
Visit the Geelong Art Gallery (55 Little Malop St, Geelong) currently known as Geelong Gallery, is a major regional gallery in the city of Geelong in Victoria, Australia. The gallery has over 6,000 works of art in its collection.
Paddy Milne’s garden at Creswick – There will be a Coffee Van with food at 18 White Hills Road, Creswick – Enjoy!
‘Errard Hall’, 5 Errard St Ballarat Delicious Devonshire Teas available
Visit the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Gillies St North, North Ballarat. ballaratbotanicalgardens.com.au/
Founded in 1858 and covering 40 hectares, the Ballarat Botanical Gardens has a collection of mature trees and marble statues set amongst colourful bedding displays.
The Ballarat Art Gallery 40 Lydiard Street N Ballarat Central
The Gallary is the oldest and largest regional gallery in Australia. Established in 1894 as the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, by the citizens of Ballarat, both the building and part of its collection is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and by the National Trust of Victoria. General entry is free.
The Ballarat Gold Museum , Bradshaw Street Ballarat
The Gold Museum is one of Australia’s largest regional, community museums. Owned and operated by The Sovereign Hill Museums Association, the Gold Museum extends the Sovereign Hill mining story, to include the social, cultural and environmental heritage of the Ballarat region. More than just gold, the Gold Museum invites visitors to view its stunning collections through its permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Kyneton Botanical Gardens 17A Mollison Street, Kyneton
Dating back to 1858 the Kyneton Botanic Gardens has large, magnificent specimen trees with 17 listed by the National Trust of Australia. It is one of the access points to the Campaspe River walk.
Budburst Wine Festival – 18 to 20 November macedonrangeswineandfoodfest.com.au/
Budburst is a once-a-year opportunity to come behind the vines and meet the family owned and small batch makers that shape mainland Australia’s coolest wine region. Across the weekend, more than 30 Macedon Ranges winemakers will open their wineries and cellar doors from 10am to 5pm for unlimited tastings along with curated food menus championing local produce, art shows, sculptor walks and live music.
The three Budburst Blooms hubs are:
- Lancefield Lodge in Lancefield
- Victoria Hotel in Woodend
- Piper Street Wine Company in Kyneton
Verdicus, 7 Lowe St Tours by the owner/designer 11.30 am and 2 pm daily
Lakithi, 948 Top Rd Terip Terip
Enjoy a delicious Devonshire Tea at 948 Top Rd Terip Terip put on by the local Fire Brigade There will also be a Plant Sale at this garden.
The Falls, 142 Longwood-Gobur Rd Longwood
A Rotary BBQ with mouthwatering sausages will be available on both days as well as water sales.