Western District Self Drive Garden Tour
Darlington & Camperdown
Sunday 21 November, 2021
9.30am - 4.30pm (approximately)
$190 (morning, afternoon tea and lunch included)
The day will begin at The Camperdown Botanic Gardens, 220 Park Road, Camperdown 3260, at 9.30am and will end in the Darlington district around 4.30pm.
Please note COVID-19 protocols:
- Tickets must be booked and pre-paid online via TryBooking.
- Please only book if you know you can travel to the Western District at that time.
- Visitors over the age of 16 must be double vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption. Click here for more information.
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Don’t miss this chance to visit the Camperdown Botanical Garden designed by William Guilfoyle and three magnificent Western District private gardens.
These properties date back to the early settlement of Victoria, and the gardens have undergone more recent works to reinvigorate shrubberies and floral displays. Within the grounds are a wonderful array of significant trees, productive vegetable gardens, stonewalls, ha-ha walls, out houses, farmyard remnants, the stunning Emu Creek and views over the western district plains and beyond.
Join OGV for a spring day outing and discover the hidden treasures behind the farm fences of some of Victoria’s oldest pastoral homes that are outlined below:
Inspiration for the garden design came from looking to the views, the skies and the plains. Some of the best examples of drystone walling in Australia are in this shire, many crisscross this property, fencing off some of the paddocks. It was this that led to the idea that would become one of the keys to the garden design.
You’ll find avenues of oaks and lindens, roses, crab apples, hydrangeas, along with salvias, euphorbias, cardoons, echiums, hellebores, sedums in this garden. There’s also a flourishing vineyard and vegetable garden to enjoy.
This garden is situated on Emu Creek with views to the North of Mt Elephant and Mt Noorat to the South. Features include a 150 year old Oak tree, beautiful swamp gums and large flower beds. There’s a stunning Wisteria hedge enjoyed in spring and vast lawn areas.
With Mt Emu Creek winding through the property, the Homestead enjoys lovely easterly creek bend views as well as views overlooking the garden and paddocks below.
As you approach the house, you’ll find elms over 100 years old amongst mass plantings of bulbs to be enjoyed in February and August.
This garden has park-like lawns and drought tolerant plants all nestled amongst lemon scented gums, red gums, oaks and ash trees.
Morning and afternoon tea and lunch are all included in this tour.
This is a self-drive garden tour and the garden addresses will be provided to ticket holders well before the day of the tour.
Please only book if you know you can travel to the Western District at that time and if you are double vaccinated, as per our policy.
Toilets are available at each location.
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