Open Gardens Victoria

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Open Gardens Victoria Inc is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 2015 to continue the long tradition of opening private gardens throughout Victoria following the closure of Open Gardens Australia.

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Rethinking the winter garden

News & Views - 4 August 2018

Banish the idea that winter gardens are dull. This July, OGV had the pleasure of opening a beautifully crafted, light and inviting inner city garden designed by landscape architect Andrew Laidlaw.

In front of a crackling outdoor fire, Andrew shared his tips for designing a garden that shines in winter – explaining to visitors some of the key plants he has used to make this compact Toorak garden feel so inviting.

Here, clever planting design has made the garden a true extension of indoor spaces, maximising winter light and drawing you through the spaces to enjoy some beautiful flowering plants.

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Next openings and events

Sat 1 - Sun 2 September, 2018

Musk Cottage - Spring season launch

Sat 15 September, 2018

The Rain Garden, William Angliss Institute

Melbourne City
Sat 22 - Sun 23 September, 2018



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