Saturday 5 November, 2022 to
Sunday 6 November, 2022

10.00am - 5.00pm

Entry: $10 Adults/$6 Students /Under 18 free

  • Tickets can be booked and pre-paid online via TryBooking. You can also pay on the day. 
  • Sustainable practices are important to OGV, therefore where possible please either print your own garden notes or save them for viewing on your mobile device.

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Garden Notes

Please stay at home if you're unwell.

The Rotary Club of Yea is opening seven local gardens over this same weekend - see Yea Open Gardens


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Candlebark is a beautiful rural oasis that has emerged from a bare paddock and been developed over the past 37 years by its owners. Named for the trees that line the driveway. The Eucalyptus ribica were grown from seeds collected from an ancient specimen on the property.

Most of the plants are native with impressive banks of prostrate Acacia baileyana interspersed with a wide variety of drought tolerant plants.

Candlebark continues to grow and develop as a sustainable haven for wildlife. The garden area has expanded extensively since the last OGV opening in 2017 with the addition of more ponds and wetland areas and the arboretum has grown considerably.

There is a circuit walk around the main dam with a boardwalk across a wetland area planted to mimic the natural environment of the area.

Numerous wire sculptures of birds and animals are placed around the garden providing a source of delight for visiting children.

Proceeds from this garden opening will go to the Steve Waugh Foundation for extremely rare diseases in children.

There may be some road closures due to the recent weather, but you can get there via the Hume Highway. Check the Vic Roads page or Vic Emergency for any further suggestions.

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Candlebark is located on the lands of the Taungurung people. Open Gardens Victoria wish to acknowledge the Traditional custodians and we pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Garden Notes

Information and advice on garden visiting

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