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Flowers & gardens

Flowers & gardens

The climate in Victoria offers perfect growing conditions for most types of wildflowers and the potted varieties. This is thanks to the lack of constant humidity, the true and definable four seasons and crisp winter air.

Flower gardens

  • Big Bouquet

    A modern flower farm specialising in gerberas and complimenting seasonal flowers. Buy fresh from the farm and learn first-hand about the growing process while touring the impressive glasshouse filled with over 60,000 flowering gerberas. The farm also incorporates an alpaca stud, gift shop and cafe. (Healesville)

  • Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm

    Located 6 kilometres north of Hepburn Springs, this working lavender farm offers an authentic European experience. There's an 1860s Swiss-Italian farmhouse, a cafe, shop, lavender fields, olive and chestnut groves, a vineyard and beautiful gardens to relax in or explore. (Hepburn Springs)

  • Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens

    The rose gardens are located at Civic Reserve and feature over 4,000 rose plants surrounded by a border of native trees and shrubs. There are almost 90 rose beds, sculptures, a rotunda, viewing platform and visitor centre where regular high teas are held. (Mornington)

  • Morwell Centenary Rose Garden

    The Morwell Centenary Rose Garden is one of the world's premier rose gardens, proudly showcasing about 3000 roses within a one hectare scenic park-like setting at the edge of the CBD. Climbing roses create walls of colour and perfume, while below garden paths wend their way through perfumed beds of Hybrid Tea, Floribunda and Austin roses. The garden is lovingly maintained by the Latrobe City Council and many willing and rose-loving volunteers. (Morwell)

  • National Rhododendron Gardens

    Set on a hilltop, there are 43 hectares of gardens featuring brilliantly coloured blooms including rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Enjoy the flowers and the backdrop of the scenic Dandenong Ranges. (Olinda)

  • Victoria State Rose Garden

    Opened in 1986, the internationally acclaimed Victoria State Rose Garden features over 5,000 roses across 2½ hectares. Explore the beautifully laid out gardens which are blooming at their best between November and April. (Werribee)

Flower and garden festivals

Attend a flower or garden festival, celebrate the beauty of nature and be inspired to create your own.

  • Alexandra & District Open Gardens

    October. Some of the finest gardens in the district are open for public viewing during this festival. Meet garden creators and share their passion. (Alexandra)

  • Angair Wildflower & Art Weekend

    September. View spectacular displays of native flowers and join guided walks and bus tours of bushland and nearby flora reserves. The exhibition at the Memorial Hall in Anglesea includes indigenous plants for sale, art and craft displays, and exciting childrens activities. (Anglesea)

  • Ballarat Begonia Festival

    March. A festival celebrating Ballarat's world renowned begonias with their vibrant colours and magnificent blooms. There is an outstanding begonia display at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens as well as live entertainment, childrens activities, vintage tram rides, a gardener's market and great regional food and wine offerings. (Ballarat)

  • Festival of Gardens

    October / November. This spring-time festival sees locals opening their wonderful gardens to the public, from large rambling country gardens to compact cottage gardens and everything in between. (Castlemaine)

  • Gardivalia Festival of Gardens

    Discover the many beautiful gardens in west Gippsland, from those small courtyard types to grand country gardens, during this festival. There's open gardens, garden tours, demonstrations, workshops and displays.

  • Grampians Wildflower Show

    October. The Grampians come alive during the springtime with its wildflowers. There is an exhibition at Centenary Hall in Halls Gap with local wildflower experts in attendance, hands-on activities and organised bus tours with expert guides to see wildflowers in their natural environment. (Halls Gap)

  • Kabloom - Festival of Flowers

    March / April. Tesselaar Tulip Farm, located in the Dandenong Ranges town of Silvan, hosts a festival of flowers during the Easter school holidays. See fields filled with thousands of colourful flowers including begonias, cleomes, cosmos, dahlias, marigolds, salvias and sunflowers. There is lots of entertainment, music, dancing, activities for those of all ages and delicious food vendors.

  • Melbourne Flower & Garden Show

    March / April. This is the biggest annual garden show in in the Southern Hemisphere. The world renowned Melbourne International Flower & Garden show is held within the Royal Exhibition Building and the southern section of the Carlton Gardens. The passion and creativity of Australia's top floral and landscape designers unite to create stunning displays and share new and innovative garden ideas. There are demonstrations, sales of garden products and food stalls. (Carlton)

  • Tesselaar Tulip Festival

    September / October. In the small Dandenong Ranges township of Silvan are beds of millions of lush tulips in an array of vibrant and awe-inspiring colours. Each year the well known Tesselaar Tulip Farm holds a tulip festival to showcase this gorgeous flower in all of its purple patch glory. Visitors will be dazzled by the stunning and wondrous fields of lush colourful tulips that grow here, and there is also live entertainment, market stalls and tempting food on offer. Chances are that if you've ordered tulips at your local florist anywhere within Australia, they have probably come from Tesselaar Tulip Farm.