Vale Hill House 2023

Saturday 25 March, 2023 to
Sunday 26 March, 2023

10.00am - 4.30pm

Entry: $12 Adults/$8 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.

Booking via Trybooking

Garden Notes

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Originally built in 1858 by Scottish stonemasons, Vale Hill has an intriguing history. Destroyed by fire in 1978, the property has been lovingly resurrected by the previous and current owners.

This magnificent property sprawls elegantly over 10 acres, with landscaping over numerous levels and 5 acres of edible gardens that supply local restaurants with top quality produce.

The gold fields history of the area is reflected in aspects of the garden design with striking piles of white quartz, representing the spoil tips that dot the surrounding landscape. Other sculptural elements abound from free standing pieces to the quirky details on custom built gates.

Meandering pathways take the visitor past impressive hedges, shady established trees, vast orchards, raised rose gardens, sprawling native garden beds and numerous inviting spaces to pause and admire the stunning views of the surrounding area.

The garden owners will run guided tours around the property at 11am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm on each day.

Some of the proceeds from the opening will be donated to Movember.

Please be aware that there is a walk to get to this garden up a long driveway and there are flights of stairs, but there will be a shuttle transporting people where needed. Parking is on the country road.

Read this article on Vale Hill House in The Local.

Vale Hill House 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.

Other Activities in the Area:

  • Clunes Book Festival
  • Plant nurseries in Creswick
  • Book shops and cafes in Clunes
  • Ballarat Gold town


Garden Notes

Information and advice on garden visiting

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