The Presbytery 2023

Saturday 25 March, 2023 to
Sunday 26 March, 2023

10.00am - 4.30pm

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

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The Old Presbytery of Clunes has been lovingly restored and the garden beautifully designed to enhance both the history and the terrain of the site.

Set over several levels down a gently sloping block, this garden has been created with sustainablility foremost, as the area has minimal rainfall.  To achieve a garden so lush and beautiful on such a scale with one monthly water is truly remarkable.

The Presbytery was built in 1905, so equally remarkable, was the herculean task the owners had of removing  truck loads of historical rubbish before they could begin. The owners have an interest in medicinal plants and have incorporated over 80 different herbs and medicinal plants in the garden. A guided tour of these will be conducted by the owner during the opening.

The garden is on several levels and overlooks the township of Clunes with intimate garden rooms having distinct styles of plantings with old world charm.

Click here to watch a short video on this fascinating garden and read this article in The Weekly Times

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

Value added activities:

  • Medicinal plant talks and ‘The Weekend Gardener’ talks on the hour.
  • Plant sales
  • Book sales
  • Bric a Brac sales
  • Botanically infused soaps and original botanical art for sale
  • Homemade cakes, biscuits, slices and Kombucha will be available

Nearby Church has public toilet

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