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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 now closed for 2023. 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 FormApplications now closed.

* Grants will be awarded - March/April 2023

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Open Gardens Victoria (OGV) has an opportunity for a current Horticulture or Garden Design student to design and install a garden display for the OGV marquee at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in March 2023.

We will provide up to $10,000 to create and deliver the project. We’re looking for eye catching, innovative designs that are accessible and present interesting plant choices to encourage visitors to the OGV marquee.

Applications are now closed!