Giving collage

At Open Gardens Victoria we are extremely proud of our Giving Program which benefits charities and organisation's that have a connection with horticultural activities. Last financial year we were pleased to award $46,000 from funds generated from ticket sales to our garden openings, events and from Friends’ subscriptions.

Our Giving Program has supported The Heart Gardening Project, Cultivating CommunityGrowing Farmers and the Kingsville Little Seed Library. We have also donated to Wonderground/Planthunter.

In the past we have also given travel bursaries to horticulture students at The University of Melbourne Burnley Campus, donated to the Alkira Sensory Garden and also a therapeutic garden for Austin Health’s Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre in Melbourne. 

OGV grant applications are open. If you have a project in mind that falls within one of our giving arms (Education, Wellness, Innovation, Community, and Sustainability), require funding, and meet our stated criteria, up to $10K can be applied for.

* Guidelines & Application Form

* Applications close - November 30 at 5pm

* Grants will be awarded - March/April 2023